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Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
- 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.
- Accredited training programs at SAVAHCS
- Southern Arizona VA Health Care System provides training programs for a variety of health disciplines. SAVAHCS has accredited training programs in podiatry, optometry, pharmacy and psychology.
- Veterans Choice Card, Accessing Community Care
- The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 changed VA healthcare to help Veterans seeking timely medical care. Southern Arizona Veterans can choose eligible health care providers outside the VA system.
- Yoga for Veterans- A Choice to Improve Health
- Since May of 2013, Veterans at the Southern Arizona Veterans Health Care System have chosen to get involved in improving their health by participating in Yoga for Veterans classes.
- What’s Your Health Age?
- What’s your health age? Take the healtheliving assessment to find out! My HealtheVet’s healtheliving assessment (HLA) can help you find out. The HLA is available 24/7 on the My HealtheVet website.
- CLINIC-BASED TELEHEALTH SERVICES EXPAND CARE OPTIO
- Clinic-based telehealth programs at the SAVAHCS enable the facility to treat more Veterans, decrease hospital admissions and provide options for Veterans to receive specialty care without leaving their home or clinic.
- 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.
From the Veterans Health Administration
- Planting Cabbage on Earth Day in a Healing Ground
- Hundreds of Veterans have found a safe haven for dealing with a variety of issues in a Walla Walla VA “Healing Ground” garden. Thinking about things with the “clarity of fresh air.”
- Veterans and Medical Centers Celebrate Earth Day
- Veterans are seeing green as they join VA Medical Centers across the country in a variety of programs to celebrate Earth Day initiatives that help the planet and create a healing environment.
- Do You Know How Much Salt is in that Soup?
- With K-rations, you ate what you got. Today, Veterans can make smart decisions about the food they put in their body. Here’s a quick and easy summary of how to read those Nutrition Facts Labels.
- World War II Vet Says Volunteering Keeps Him Alive
- Ninety-two-year-old Orville Swett, a retired optician, has been volunteering at the VA eye clinic in Daytona Beach for 25 years. His job? Adjusting glasses for Veterans who visit the clinic.
- Dedicated Volunteers Serve Veterans for Decades
- Volunteering: the ultimate exercise in democracy. We may vote in elections once a year, but when we volunteer, we vote every day for the kind of community we want to live in.
- How Occupational Therapy Works for You
- VA's occupational therapists help Veterans participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities and occupations. Read on to learn how they do it.
- National Public Health Week - Five Days to Health
- Veterans, how many times do you exercise per week? Immunizations up to date? When was the last time you got tested for HIV? Here's VA's “Five Days to Health” challenge to help build a healthier you.
- Goal: Satisfying Sexual Relationship
- Many Veterans struggle with sexuality in their relationships. Two VA psychologists assert that a satisfying sexual relationship strengthens the whole family and it needs to be addressed.
- Winter Clinic World-Leader in Adaptive Sports
- VA's annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic has significantly changed the lives of thousands of disabled Veterans, reminding them of the wonder life still has to offer.
- Rehab Veterans volunteer for four-week lock down
- Unique approach to rehab. At the Topeka VA, a new voluntary alcohol and drug rehab program called 'Fresh Start' requires patients to commit to 30 days of intense therapy in a locked unit.