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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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The VHA Office of Rural Health will fund $10 million in grants to support Veterans and their families residing in rural and/or underserved areas of the country. This new grant program, known as the Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot (RVCP), will provide $2 million dollars over a two-year period to each grantee for outreach activities specifically geared towards rural Veterans and their families who are transitioning from military to civilian life. The programs will support more than 25,000 rural Veterans in Louisiana, Maine, New Mexico, Nebraska and Washington.

View the Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot (RVCP) Fact Sheet

Read the Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot (RVCP) News Release

Contact us at RVCP@va.gov

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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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Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month. The Veterans Crisis Line has put together a campaign titled, "The Power of 1." It was created to emphasize that just one act can make a difference in a Veteran's life.

Learn more about "The Power of 1" campaign's support tools: recognize signs of crisis, self-check quiz, social hub, live chat and more.

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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