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"The Rural Connection" Quarterly Newsletter

As the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) lead proponent on rural Veterans, the Office of Rural Health (ORH) provides pertinent information that supports the increase of rural Veterans’ access to care and services that support their health and well-being. ORH’s quarterly newsletter is a collaborative publication that features VA and partnership agency’s information. Contact ORH to request a subscription.

Current Issue

This issue of “The Rural Connection” focuses on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to provide innovative health care technology options for Veterans, especially in the areas of workforce development, research and education. It highlights the innovative ways VA is working to increase access to care for rural Veterans.

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In this Issue

  • Video Telehealth Breaks Down Barriers by Meeting Mental Health Patients Where They Are
  • Apply for VA’s New Rural Fellowship to Study Innovative Care Solutions
  • VA-PALS Helps Increase Access to Lung Cancer Screenings
  • VA’s Million Veteran Program Brings Veterans Together for the Health of Future Generations
  • VA’s Gerofit Program Helps Aging Veterans Combat Health Issues
  • VA Medical Centers and YMCA Team Up for Rural Veterans
  • National Veterans Golden Age Games Online Registration is Open
  • Vietnam Veteran Stays on Track with My HealtheVet
  • Meet Dr. Carolyn Turvey, Rural Health Innovator and New Veteran Rural Health Resource Center Clinical Director
  • Companies with Proven Veteran Hiring Records Recognized by Labor Department Program
  • Forever GI Bill Helps Veterans with Education Benefits
  • Concierge for Care Program Connects with Recently Separated Service Members
  • Improving Patient Flow—In and Out of Hospitals and Beyond
  • A VA Tool that Helps Coordinate Care with Community Providers
  • Federal and Nonprofit Collaboration Seeks to Address National Rural Health Care Challenges

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