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Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
- Proactive, Personalized and Patient Driven Care
- Proactive, personalized & patient driven health care is how VA seeks to support positive personal health behaviors. The choices we make when each and every day have a great impact on our overall health and well-being.
- SAVAHCS Conducts First Value Stream Analysis to Im
- Last month, a talented group of SAVAHCS staff joined forces to develop and implement a systems-wide strategy to improve inpatient flow and, more important, the patient care experience.
- 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.
From the Veterans Health Administration
- Burn pit exposure? Sign up now in VA Registry.
- Exposed to burn pits or other airborne hazards while deployed? Believe you have health conditions related to these exposures? Join VA's Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Learn how here.
- Veterans Arts Festival is Fun and Therapeutic
- VA's Annual Creative Arts Festival is a nation-wide talent competition that lets thousands of Veterans express themselves creatively while helping with their mental and physical health and recovery.
- Flu Shots: More Access, Seamless Documentation
- VA partners with Walgreens to expand real-time sharing of medical information of vaccines provided by Walgreens to enrolled Veterans. VA is covering the cost of about 75,000 flu shots.
- Free Rides for Vets Living in Highly Rural Areas
- VA has just made it possible for more of America’s Veterans living in highly rural areas to get free transportation to a VA medical center or other facilities that provide VA care.
- With a Little Help, a Veteran's Life Transformed
- One minute, Army Veteran Robbie Myers was living in a tent. The next, he was winning a nationally-televised cooking competition. His amazing journey began when he walked into a VA Medical Center.
- Dondi gets Flu Shot Along with 96-year-old Creator
- 96-year-old Veteran Irwin Hasen is the cartoonist who created the famous character Dondi, a war orphan. He recently sketched his famous creation reminding Veterans and VA staff to get their flu shot.
- Go Green for Mental Illness Awareness Week
- In observance of Mental Illness Awareness Week, VA facilities will be sponsoring events designed to educate Veterans, their families and staff on mental health recovery concepts and practices.
- Slimming Down Helps with Diabetes & Pre-diabetes
- Weight loss in overweight adults with diabetes can improve blood sugar levels, decrease the need for some medications, reduce blood pressure, improve heart function, and improve cholesterol levels.
- Male Breast Cancer: A Rare Disease, on the Rise
- Male breast cancer is rare, accounting for less than one percent of cancers in men and less than one percent of all breast cancer. VA researchers are helping to understand the phenomenon.
- VA Leads the Nation in Breast Cancer Screening
- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. VA wants to help Veterans learn more about breast cancer with the helpful tools listed in this story including a Breast Cancer Risk Calculator.