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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.

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2014 National Rural Health Day

In the United States, approximately 62 million people – one in five Americans – live and work in rural areas. More specifically, rural America is home to more than 5.3 million Veterans who continue to serve their country locally. November 20 marks the national observance of Rural Health Day 2014—a day to “Celebrate the Power of Rural.” Join in the celebration and learn more about National Rural Health Day online at

Between October 2009 and June 2014, 1.8 million rural Veterans received assistance through projects funded by the VA’s Office of Rural Health (ORH).

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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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National Family Caregivers Month

  • As part of National Family Caregivers Month, the VA will offer a variety of online resources such as tele-meditation sessions, caregiver support line presentations, and a six-week online workshop. Learn more at .

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Grants and Opportunities

  • Innovative Technology in Rehabilitation: Call for Papers
    Investigators or researchers are invited to contribute original research articles, feasibility studies, case series, and review articles that will produce innovative evaluation methods, expand the knowledge base of viable technologies, discuss encryption and data security involving telerehabilitation, and provide cost metrics data.
    Manuscript Due: January 2, 2015

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