Iowa City VA Health Care System

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Health Education

The staff at the Iowa City VA Medical Center have provided a number of ways for you to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and self-manage your own health.

Patient Education Center

Our Patient Education Center is staffed by an experienced patient education librarian and program specialist. Available to our patients is a collection of easy-to-read health and wellness books, respected health education newsletters, videos and other materials.

My HealtheVet

The My HealtheVet site provides veterans and their families excellent, reliable patient education information as well as the latest VA News. Information about veterans benefits and services is also available.

Upon registering with My HealtheVet, you will be able to —

  • refill prescriptions online
  • keep personal food and activity journals
  • monitor your personal health data, such as blood pressure and pain levels
  • maintain your own self-entered personal health record

Outpatient Classes

Clinical staff provide ongoing health education during regularly scheduled outpatient clinic visits. Courses focus on —

  • health promotion
  • upcoming tests and procedures
  • medications
  • diagnoses
  • treatments

Staff can tell you about upcoming education classes that are available.

Inpatient Classes

Clinical staff begin the patient education process at the time of admission, during the hospital stay, and at discharge. Our goal is to provide a hospital environment where patients —

  • continually receive updated health information
  • are able to ask questions about their health
  • can enjoy as comfortably as possible their stay in our facility

Contact

Jennifer Gonzalez
Veteran Health Education Coordinator & Health Promotion Disease Prevention Manager
Main Hospital, Room 10W08
319-688-3706

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