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Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers

Veterans Rural Health Resource Center - Western Region

The Western Resource Center is located in Salt Lake City, Utah and is under the direction of Dr. Byron Bair with collaborators and researchers located in Denver, Colorado and Provo, Utah. Much of the work of this center focuses on outreach, access issues, and the special needs of Native Veterans and Aging Veterans.

Veteran Rural Health Resource Center – Salt Lake City, Utah
VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
500 Foothill Blvd (182)
Salt Lake City, UT 84148
801-582-1565 x4647

Veterans Rural Health Resource Center - Central Region

The Central Resource Center is located on the Iowa City VA Health Care System's main campus and is under the direction of Director of Operations, Dr. Michael Ohl. The center focuses on evaluating rural health programs and piloting new strategies to help our Veterans overcome barriers to access and quality.

Veteran Rural Health Resource Center – Iowa City, Iowa
Iowa City VA Health Care System 601 Highway 6 West(152)
Iowa City, Iowa 52246
319-338-0581 x7721*

Veterans Rural Health Resource Center - Eastern Region

The Eastern Resource Center has 3 locations: Gainesville, FL; Togus, ME; and White River Junction, VT. The center is under the direction of Dr. Tom Klobucar and focuses on developing models to deliver specialty care and services to rural areas, and educating and training VA’s next generation of rural health care providers.

Veteran Rural Health Resource Center – Togus, Maine
North FL/South GA Veterans Health System
1601 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608
352-376-1611 x4937*


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