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Rural Health Information Hub
 Rural Health Information Hub
Resources and Strategies to Improve Rural Health and Human Services.
Visit the Rural Health Information Hub website

eBenefits
eBenefits
eBenefits is your one-stop shop for online benefits-related tools and information. This portal is designed for Wounded Warriors, Veterans, Service Members, their families, and their caregivers.
Visit the eBenefits website

Veterans Transportation Service (VTS)
Veterans Transportation Service (VTS)
Veterans Transportation Service (VTS) seeks to provide transportation services to include vehicle routing/scheduling software for VA Medical Facilities. The ride scheduling and routing systems will include GPS modules for VTS vehicles. This program is currently enabled at forty-five sites, and will be implemented at remaining locations by 2015.
Learn more about VA's Veterans Transportation Service (VTS)

Transition Training Academy
Transition Training Academy
The Wounded Warrior Projected created the Transition Training Academy to help participants explore information technology (IT) as a potential career field. Students develop new career skills with real-world application, which will help secure future employment.
Learn more about the Transition Training Academy

Women Veterans Health Care
Women Veterans Health Care
This web site provides information on health care services available to women Veterans including primary care and specialty care - reproductive services, rehabilitation, mental health, and treatment for trauma.
Visit the Women Veterans Health Care website 

OEF/OIF/OND Outreach Teams
OEF/OIF/OND Outreach Teams
VA's OEF/OIF Outreach Teams focus on improving outreach to members of the National Guard and Reserve by engaging them at least six times during their deployment cycle with targeted messages and face-to-face encounters with VA staff. This aggressive plan is geared toward the young generation of combat Veterans, and employs Social Media tools such as Twitter and Facebook to inform Veterans of their benefits and to quickly enroll them for VA health care.

Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services
The Office of Mental Health Services mission is to maintain and improve the health and well-being of Veterans through excellence in health care, social services, education, and research.
Visit the Office of Mental Health Services website 

SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA — Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA's Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance (SMVF TA) Center works with states and territories to strengthen their behavioral health systems for service members (including active duty, National Guard, and reservists), veterans, and their families. This is accomplished through public/private collaborations among federal, state, territorial, tribal, and local agencies.
Visit the website for SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Veterans Crisis Line
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.
Visit the Veterans Crisis Line website 

Coaching into Care
Coaching into Care
Coaching into Care is a free and confidential coaching service to help callers discover new ways to talk with their Veteran about their concerns and about treatment options. Call 1-888-823-7458.
Visit the Coaching into Care website 

SmokefreeVET
SmokefreeVET
SmokefreeVET is a mobile text messaging service for military Veterans who receive their health care through VA. SmokefreeVET is an automated text messaging service. To speak with a smoking cessation counselor call 1-855-QUIT-VET.
Learn more about SmokefreeVET

THRIVE
THRIVE Online
The Health and Resource Initiative for Veterans Everywhere (THRIVE) is an innovative, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art program designed to provide outreach and services to underserved Veterans.
Learn more about THRIVE

Guide to Veteran Long Term Care Services and Supports
Guide to Veteran Long Term Care Services and Supports
The Guide to Long Term Services and Supports provides information about VA and community programs to help Veterans remain in their homes longer. It also provides patient-centered shared decision making tools to assist Veterans and caregivers in selecting available options.
Explore Long Term Care service options

Warrior Care Blog - Caregiver Resources
Warrior Care Blog - Caregiver Resources
The Office of Warrior Care has a Caregiver Resource page on the Warrior Care blog. This page includes factsheets, helpful tips and guides, event and webinar links, general resources, and family support resources.
View these Caregiver Resources 

Continuum Newsletter
Continuum Newsletter
The Continuum is the quarterly newsletter of the Office of Warrior Care Policy. It is designed to be a reference and a resource for all those who support our recovering Service members who are progressing through the continuum of care, from recovery and rehabilitation to return to duty or reintegration into a civilian lifestyle.
Read the latest issue of the Continuum Newsletter

VA Facilities Directory
VA Facilities Directory
The facility locator is a storehouse of facility and key staff information within 1783 VA facilities, maintained on a regular basis by editors and administrators nationwide throughout the VA network. Designed for ease-of-use, this site categorizes information for browsing by state and administration, as well as by viewing through an interactive map of the United States.
View the VA Facility Locator 

National Archives
National Archives
Here you can request records online, find additional ways to obtain records, learn about military service records (e.g. DD Form 214), and gain the knowledge required to make your records search successful.
Learn more about the National Archives

TriWest and Health Net (Veterans Choice Program Third Party Administrators)
TriWest and Health Net (Veterans Choice Program Third Party Administrators)HealthNet logo
TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Health Net Federal are U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-approved contractors that offer educational resources to help providers better understand the process. TriWest offers free live webinars and demos for providers to learn about appointing, authorization, health care management processes, billings and claims, and administrative tasks. Health Net’s provider orientation webinar promotes awareness of the Veteran experience and covers an overview of the Patient-Centered Community Care (PCCC) and Veterans Choice Program.
Learn more about the TriWest and Health Net

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