Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

 

Health Education

The staff at the Jesse Brown 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 Resource Center

Our Patient Education Center is staffed by an patient education coordinator. The center contains a collection of easy-to-read health and wellness books,videos and other materials.

The Patient Education Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Taylor Building, room 3225.

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

A My HealtheVet computer is available at the Patient Education Resource Center.

Patient Classes

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

  • diabeties
  • smoking cessation
  • M.O.V.E.
  • hearin loss
  • prostrate cancer
  • mens sexual health
  • cancer support group
  • OEF/OIF Transition support group

See our Patient Education and Event calendar for a listing of dates, times, locations and contacts of classes/support groups available to our veterans.

VA Television Network

A closed-circuit television system with patient education programs is available for all inpatient rooms and in some waiting areas. Ask the staff for further information on how to access the system.

Additional Online Resources

Krames Online - The most up-to-date patient education resource. At VISN 12 we believe a patient’s well being is above all else. We realize sometimes questions slip your mind when dealing with one of our healthcare professionals, and now you can search for answers 24 hours a day. With access to more than 4,000 topics relating to health and medication, Krames Online allows you and your family the ability to find answers to most questions, both big and small. Simply click on the search function to begin.

Contact

Patient Education Resource Center
Taylor Building, Room 3225
312-569-6658

Veterans Health Library