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Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

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MHICM staff visits Veterans with serious mental health issues in their homesMHICM Program Committed to Serving Veterans 24/7
Veterans in Southern Arizona that face serious mental health challenges have allies at the Tucson VA. Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) program comes alongside these Veterans 24/7 to help & support them.
Tucson VA encourages Veterans to participate in Million Veteran Program (MVP)Million Veteran Program (MVP)
Launched in 2011, The Million Veteran Program is a research effort aimed at better understanding how genes affect health. The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System is working to ensure Veterans are aware of program.
A former CWT program member now works as an MSA at the Tucson VA.CWT Program- A Pathway to Success
Veterans that faced challenges with mental health, substance abuse or homelessness can improve their lives through the Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Program. The program provides Veterans a chance for a hopeful future.
The Tucson VA has a new cardiology clinic  dedicated to women Veterans.SAVAHCS Promotes Heart Health for Women Veterans
The Tucson VA Women's Clinic has first cardiology clinic solely dedicated to serving women Veterans in the VA. According the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S.
SAVAHCS honors Veterans by ensuring they have the highest quality healthcareHonoring Veterans
Since the founding of our Nation, brave men and women have served honorably to defend our freedoms. Through their unwavering commitment, our military has become one of the most respected armed forces in the world.
Telehealth technology helps improve Veteran access to careTelehealth Technology Improves Veteran Access
The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System serves Veterans in wide variety of rural areas across Southern Arizona, through the use of telehealth technology it has helped improve access to care for Veterans.
Mr. Harm Splitter a WWII Veteran reciving an eye exam in the SWBRC at the Tucson VA.Daughter serves WWII Veteran Father at SWBRC
Her father’s WWII service inspired Diana Kellermeyer to pursue a career at the VA, as Clinical Director Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center at the Tucson VA she oversees the facility where her father receives care.
U.S. Army Veteran, Nick Piperata stands proudly at his new place of employment.CEC Program Helps Veteran Find Employment
U.S. Army Veteran, Nick Piperata spent more than seven months looking for work. During an appointment at the Tucson Northwest CBOC, he was referred to a Community Employment Coordinator and his prospects quickly changed.
S.T.E.M Careers SignpostThe Importance of STEM and the Future of SAVAHCS
Educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, referred to as S.T.E.M are important to the future of Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in providing Veteran centered health care.
Veterans wait in line for lunch during the 2014 Veterans Day celebration at the Tucson VA.SAVAHCS Partners with Community to Help Veterans
The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) has long been considered a top healthcare provider in Southern Arizona, and Veteran outreach has always been a big part of the mission.

From the Veterans Health Administration

VA nurses Heather Frank (L) and Jill Jefferson along with Simulator SAM during  ICU simulation training at the VA medical center in Des Moines, Iowa.Heather Frank - One of VA’s Top Nurses
Introducing Heather Frank, one of VA's and Iowa's, Top Nurses, whose extra effort has helped Vietnam Veterans in her Iowa Veteran Affairs hospital, receive awards for their service.
Vietnam Marine Corps Veteran Robert Hall and Primary Care Physician Dr. Sabrina FelsonVietnam Marine Corps Veteran – Forever Proud
Vietnam Vet, given grave cancer prognosis, says his top priority is family and his 11-month-old spirited grandson. “When my dad lies down next to him, Jayden just falls asleep.”
Veteran Lewis Taylor in Medical Foster HomeCouples Caring for Veterans in Foster Homes
There is an alternative to a nursing home for eligible Veterans. VA's Medical Foster Home Program is for Veterans no longer able to safely live independently. Here are two couples who participate.
Doctor and Veteran PatientSan Diego VA Doctor Patients’ Best Friend
He reminds his patients of “those doctors from 50 years ago where they sit down and talk to you and are like your best friend. ”Meet Dr. James Michelson of VA San Diego.
VA Nurse and patient talkingCaring for Veterans at Work and at Home
VA has great employees and some of the best are our nurses. Drema Bratton, a VA nurse for 37 years, was recently named Nurse of the Year at her Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
A parent and Veteran sitting together“They Saved My Son's Life”
Families of Veterans with problems have a remarkable confidential VA program designed to assist them in finding the help they need with compassion, patience and understanding.
Social Add, Be there for a Veteran in CrisisBe There for a Veteran in Crisis
September is Suicide Prevention Month and VA is asking for the entire nation’s help in reducing Veteran suicide and calling on everyone to Be There for Veterans and Service members.
Veterans planking at the GymHealth and Fitness for Older Veterans
VA's Gerofit fitness and health promotion program reduces the risk of the need for nursing home care by developing individually tailored, functionally-based exercise for America's older Veterans.
Dr. Bush and Army Veteran Michael Fuller I am here to help, that is my gift to you.
VA Audiologist Dr. Erica Bush lost her hearing as a child and understands the challenges of Veterans with hearing problems. Read her inspiring story of turning her experiences into helping Veterans.
Army Veteran Michael Owen shaking hands with other volunteersWanted: Half a Million More Veterans to Volunteer
It's called the Million Veteran Program and we're half way there. A Veteran from Alabama became the 500,000th Veteran to voluntarily enroll in the program which may help to prevent and treat diseases.

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