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Spotlighting the VA MOVE! Program’s Approach to Weight Management

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July 11, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

MOVE! is a national, evidence-based weight management program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Designed to achieve clinically meaningful (~5%) weight loss, the VA MOVE! Program takes a comprehensive approach to weight management, targeting lifestyle changes in behavior, nutrition, and physical activity.

This SWHR webinar features VA staff insights into the program, including what went into its creation, the lessons learned so far, the program’s uptake among the VA population, what results the VA has seen from the program to date, and what investment in the program has looked like over the years.


July 11, 2024
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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  • Become familiar the VA MOVE! Program, including its approach to weight management
  • Learn about the program’s successes, lessons learned, and how the MOVE! Program may be adjusted moving into the future

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Susan Raffa, PhD

National Program Director, Weight Management, Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

Susan Raffa, PhD

National Program Director, Weight Management, Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

Susan Raffa, PhD is National Program Director for Weight Management for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), providing clinical and administrative guidance for and oversight of the MOVE! Weight Management Program for Veterans. She leads other weight management initiatives and research collaborations for VHA’s National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She will serve as Co-Champion for the next update of the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Adult Overweight and Obesity, having previously served as a workgroup member for the 2020 version. She is an active member of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Clinical Psychology, serving on its Board of Directors and as a member of its Committee on Science and Practice. She is also on the Board of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology and a Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.