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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.
MSA at new Women’s Health Clinic helps a Veteran with a primary care appointment.SAVAHCS New Women's Health Clinic
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System new Women’s Health Clinic started seeing its first patients at the end of April. The new Women’s Health Clinic is SAVAHCS’s commitment to serving women Veterans in Southern Arizona.
Lucille Lombardo, VAVS Chairperson presents SAVAHCS Director, Jonathan Gardner with a symbolic check representing volunteer and donor contributions for fiscal year 2013.SAVAHCS Volunteers Making a Difference to Veterans
Everyday generous members of the community contribute to making a difference in the lives of southern Arizona Veterans. 1,327 SAVAHCS volunteers donated 144,829 hours to serving Veterans in fiscal year 2014.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A doctor visits a patient in his home and takes his hand. Sharing Advantages of VA Home Based Care
When a VA doctor read a letter in the paper that it was almost impossible for a primary care doctor to truly connect with patients and their families, he shares VA is able to do just that.
Black and white image of Veteran Patient standing with a implanted prosthetic, a close up of the legs and wheel chair.Surgical Implant Prosthesis for Veteran Amputees
Prosthesis devices for Veteran amputees took a giant step this year with the development of a prosthetic leg that is surgically implanted. A Veteran in the trial says, “I can feel the ground again.”
Veteran patient working with a member of Voluntary ServicesMarking 70 Years of Volunteers Serving Veterans
One of the most important things we give each other is our attention. VA’s Volunteers have been doing this for 70 years. This week we salute and thank them for their dedication.
A Veteran in a wheelchair poses next to an accessible ramp to his houseOccupational Therapists in Home Based Primary Care
As key team members in Home Based Primary Care, VA's Occupational Therapists make it possible for home-bound Veterans with complex health care needs to enjoy meaningful lives.
A man captures a pencil rubbing of a Servicemember's name engraved on the Vietnam WallVA Honors Vietnam Vets for Service and Sacrifice
VA is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam on March 29 with Vietnam Veterans Day. It is a long-overdue opportunity to honor and thank our Vietnam Veterans.
A Veteran being treated by his VA doctorVeterans with Epilepsy: You are not alone
Over 300,000 US soldiers have been diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury since 2000, many at risk for epilepsy. New VHA online videos show how Vets with epilepsy are able to live full, successful lives.
Image of female Airman tossing old uniforms into a firepit to be burnedWere you exposed to burn pits while deployed?
If you have experienced respiratory symptoms or health conditions that may be related to exposure to burn pits while deployed, you should register in the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry.
A Veteran with TBI working with a therapist on the computerImprovements in Brain Injury Data Collection
The Department of Veteran Affairs Traumatic Brain Injury Registry monitors Veterans who may have a traumatic brain injury in order to provide early medical intervention. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month.
VA Social Worker Maria Beltran speaking with a homeless VeteranHer Mission Rescuing Phoenix Homeless Veterans
Army Veteran Maria Beltran, one of six outreach coordinators at the Phoenix VA, spends her days trying to get homeless Veterans off the street and into a place they can call home.
Doctor peforming an eye exam on a male Veteran patientNational Access Stand Down
VA will not rest until we fix our system to better meet the health needs of those who need help the most. On February 27, VA will host “Stand Down #2: Road to MyAccess” at all VA Medical Centers.

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