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Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
- SAVAHCS’ Efforts to End Veteran Homelessness
- Tucson VA strives to end Veteran homelessness through outreach and community collaboration by end of 2015. One Veteran’s experience reveals the impact security has on our well-being.
- Racing for the Gold Standard: Mental Health Open
- The Mental Health Care Line organized a Rapid Process Improvement Workshop (RPIW) to implement a new process designed to improve a Veteran’s access to care. Using the VA TAMMCS model.
- Serving Veterans in the Criminal Justice System
- Veterans in the Criminal Justice System: The Southern Arizona VA and the Regional Municipal Veteran’s Treatment Court collaborate to serve over 400 Veterans to legal services.
- SAVAHCS Volunteers – Making a Difference
- In fiscal year 2013, one thousand three hundred and fifty-eight volunteers donated their time to serving Veterans at the SAVAHCS. Making a difference in the lives of Veterans, and their families.
- Weaving Veteran Voices into Care Delivery
- The Patient Feedback Program helps us listen and respond to the feedback from our Veterans. Quicker responses to call bells, food choices and quiet times are a few of the improvements made.
- The VHA Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program
- The Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program is an innovative approach to provide daily care for our Veterans, which puts patient and staff safety first. Read more to learn about our program.
- Tips for Staying Healthy
- Healthy tips are only tips if you do not use them. Make a decision to see your provider for your annual check-up and work our healthy tips into your life. Eat wisely, get enough sleep, exercise.
- MOVE! Helps Veterans Lose Weight & Improve Health
- Losing weight is not easy, but MOVE! can help. A nationally developed program to help Veterans teaches knowledge and skills to eat healthier, move more and provides the support you need to stick with it.
- Keeping the Promise: Access to Health Care via My
- The My HealtheVet (MHV) program (www.myhealth.va.gov) is one shining example of how technology can improve the exchange of information and actively engage patients in their health care anywhere, anytime.
- Care Coordination Centers Serve Rural Veterans
- SAVAHCS continues to expand rural health care services to eligible Veterans in southern Arizona. We now have three Rural Health Care Coordination Centers in southeastern, southwestern, and south-central Arizona.
From the Veterans Health Administration
- Veterans: Have a health question? Search here!
- We’ve put the contacts for almost all your health questions in one convenient health index. Add this site to your FAVORITES for a link to take you to VA websites with valuable information.
- Helping Women Veterans Find the Help They Need
- VA’s Women Veterans Call Center has received over 11,000 incoming calls and made nearly 130,000 outbound calls, successfully reaching 76,000 women Veterans. The number is 1-855-VA-WOMEN.
- National Veterans Wheelchair Games Come to Philadelphia
- The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are designed to improve the quality of life for Veterans with disabilities and to foster better health through sports competition.
- The Purple Heart: One Veteran's Long Journey
- Thousands of American Veterans have received the Purple Heart. We mark the anniversary of the creation of the award by George Washington with the story of John Reist, wounded three times in Vietnam.
- Veterans: Keep Your Immunizations Up to Date
- Protect you and your family by keeping your vaccinations current. Here are some helpful links to websites on immunization information.
- Vanquishing PTSD at the Cellular Level
- VA researchers are exploring the possibility of using a steroid pill to take the trauma out of traumatic memories by quieting the intense and sometime debilitating emotions associated with those memories.
- The Other Side of VA Dentistry
- Dr. Dai Phan provides an accurate reproduction so that dental and nasal prostheses can be fabricated — a little known service provided to Veterans who have lost part of their oral cavity due to trauma or cancer.
- Once Homeless, Veteran Now Works for VA
- Formerly homeless Veteran James Mobley, 53, now works full-time as a social services aide at the same VA domiciliary in Dublin, Ga., where he spent nearly a year in recovery.
- Fighting is My Meditation
- After serving in the Army, mixed martial arts fighter Joe Duarte found his world spinning out of control. After VA PTSD therapy, he now finds peace at home and in the ring.
- Summer Reminder: Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes
- Veterans should be cautious and protect their eyes from the sun. Good quality sunglasses are recommended when outdoors, even if it’s for a few minutes at a time.