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Through collaborations with other VA program offices, Federal partners, state partners, and rural communities, the VHA Office of Rural Health works to optimize the use of available and emerging technologies, establish new access points to care, and employ strategies to increase health care options for all rural Veterans. We are committed to honoring service and empowering health.

Rural Interdisciplinary Team Training Program Feature

The Rural Interdisciplinary Team Training (RITT) Program, a component of the ORH-funded Geriatric Scholars Program, is an 8-hour accredited educational program that is geared to strengthening team-based care for older Veterans at rural outpatient clinics. Now in its third implementation year, RITT has provided education to 741 primary care providers and staff at 55 Community Based Outpatient Clinics throughout the nation.

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Explore the ORH Library of multimedia materials to learn more about topics related to rural health and rural Veterans. Watch videos, read issue briefs, or download issues of The Rural Connection newsletter.

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Health care, benefits, support services, and more! Find information, web links, and telephone numbers for some of the many helpful resources available to Veterans and their family members.

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