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ORH News Coverage

These articles spotlight key challenges and solutions to rural Veteran care.

The Salem VA Medical Center is Helping Veterans Reach Health Goals  
(January 2019)

Albany VA Hospital Implements Pioneering Stroke Program  
(January 2019)

Tele-medicine is Saving Precious Time for VA Med Center Stroke Patients 
(January 2019)

Grant Helps VA Hospital Connect Veterans to Agriculture 
(November 2018)

VA Emphasizes Women’s Health Training 
(November 2018)

Educating Rural Clergy 
(September 2018)

Legislation Supports Veterans Health Care Closer to Home 
(September 2018)

Agritherapy for Veterans Coming to Huntington 
(August 2018)

For Rural Veterans, New Approaches to Health Care 
(August 2017)

Trump Promotes Technology to Improve Veterans' Health Care 
(August 2017)

Safely aging in place in rural America 
(December 2016)
Telemedicine for PTSD no less effective than in-person therapy 
(December 2016)

VA to increase local health services 
(December 2016)

Still Counting Casualties Inside Appalachia: How Invisible Scars Lead To Veteran Suicide 
(September 1, 2016)

VA to Open Five Telemental Health Resource Centers by Healthcare IT News 
(May 18, 2016)

Rainbow Communications receives national award as a Smart Rural Community by Hiawatha World Online 
(October. 1, 2015)

Health Summary important for coordinating care with non-VA providers by VAntage Point  
(September 15, 2015)

In Rural Areas, Vets Still Go Without Mental Health Care by San Antonio Express News 
(September 29, 2015)

Local veterans voice health care concerns by Sault Ste. Marie Evening News 
(September 2, 2015)

VA Using Technology to Help Quash Disparities for Rural Vets Needing Health Care by Signal  
(November 18, 2014)