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ORH News Coverage

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

Couples Workshop Helps Veterans Strengthen Romantic Relationships
(January 2024)

Connecting Veterans to Diabetes Care with Telehealth Innovation
(November 2023)

Iowa City VA Expands Telehospital Medicine Program to More Rural Areas 
(October 2023)

Helping Deal With PTSD
(August 2023)

Researchers Evaluate Impact of VA's Teleneurology Program
(August 2023)

Rural WAVE Expands Veteran Reintegration

(July 2023)

Veterans Organizations Confront National Suicide Crisis
(May 2023)

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Most Sweeping Set of Executive Actions to Improve Care in History
(April 2023)

Growing Rural Outreach through Veteran Engagement
(September 2022)

VA FARMS Program Spurs Neighborhood Garden in West Baltimore

(July 2022)

Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System Introduces Music Therapy Program to Veterans 
(June 2022)

Mental Health Visits Up, Suicidal Behavior Down for Vets Given iPads During Pandemic, Study Finds

(April 2022)

Rural Veterans have fewer ED visits, more psychotherapy with VA tablets | Modern Healthcare

(April 2022)

Together With Veterans seeking leaders for Nye County

(February 2021)

VA program provides opportunities to start a career in farming

(December 2020)

Maryland Moment: From Army to farming

(November 2020) 

Carbon County launching suicide prevention initiative for veterans

(September 2020)

VA brings women's health training to rural areas

(May 2020)

Study Finds VA Education Program Improves Quality of Care for Older Veterans
(April 2020)

Using Telehealth as a Tool for Rural Hospitals in the COVID-19 Pandemic Response
(April 2020)

Individualized telephone outreach reduces COPD exacerbations

(April 2020)

Embedding Social Workers in Veterans Health Administration Primary Care Teams Reduces Emergency Department Visits

(April 2020)

Rural veterans face huge challenges. Is this new VA project a step in the right direction? 
(March 2020)

VA Centers Use Telehealth to Give Vets Access to Creative Arts Therapy
(March 2020)

Veterans Affairs on the hunt for ways to attract doctors to rural areas
(February 2020)

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National Effort to Prevent Rural Veteran Suicide May Come to Kerrville, Texas
(December 2019)

VA, Walmart open telehealth locations to serve Veterans in rural areas
(December 2019)

Veterans With Lung Disease Learn Harmonica to Breathe Easier
(December 2019)

National Endowment for the Arts Announces Expansion of Creative Forces Healing Arts Network
(November 2019)

VA telestroke program improving care for Veterans  
(July 2019)

VA FARMS pilot program helping area Veterans grow 
(July 2019)

VA FARMS uses agritherapy to help Veterans 
(July 2019)

Audiology telehealth: Helping rural Veterans access hearing evaluations 
(July 2019)

Working together to bring broadband to rural Veterans 
(May 2019)

Telehealth working well for rural Veterans 
(May 2019)

Agriculture, behavioral health combo lessons are part of VA FARMS pilot program 
(April 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)

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)