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Listening to  the Veterans in Tucson, ArizonaWeaving 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.
SAVAHCS Employees training on Ceiling LiftThe 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.
A visual exam on a regular basis may help to keep you seeing clearly for years to come.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.
A Veteran and his wife work on some food model activities during a class.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.
Veteran using VHLKeeping 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.
The Rural Health Care Coordination Center at Casa Grande, AZCare 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.
A Breast Cancer Awareness Quilt hangs in the Mammography room at SAVAHCS.Women’s Health - You Can Make a Difference
October 2013, is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is the time to Celebrate Life! Celebrate Survival! To honor those who have lost the battle but are not forgotten! To continue fighting for a cure!
Human Resources Building 68Working for the Southern AZ VA Health Care System
Use your talents in a way that improves the lives of those who have served our country. Find out how you can work for SAVAHCS, talk with our HR Specialist or check on USAJOBS.
No Longer HomelessEfforts to Eliminate Homelessness Among Veterans
In 2009, President Obama and VA Secretary Shinseki announced the goal of ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. Research shows that efforts are working, with initiatives of the Veterans Outreach.
Podiatry ServicesTeam Based Care
The VA took the first steps to organize Primary Care Services into teams. The VA recognized that by changing the format of the health care team it could help keep our Veterans healthier.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A man uses an iPad at a tableHelp with Concussions in Veterans' Hands Today
Knowledge learned by VA in treating Traumatic Brain Injury helped develop Concussion Coach, a mobile app with tools to assess symptoms and help with coping strategies.
A smiling woman counts change to a man at a kitchen counterHelping Veterans Find and Keep a Home
Occupational therapist Sarah Scalia assesses Veterans (105 so far) to ensure they are able to maintain the affordable housing provided them through the HUD-VASH program.
A woman and a man talk and point to a brochurePeer Specialists Held in High Regard by Veterans
Peer specialist program: Veterans who have recovered from mental illness serve as role models for other Veterans. Veterans will connect better with those who have experienced the same things.
Runners start a race on a trackHow Can I Live a Healthier Life?
Take charge of your health care. It’s never too late to get back on track and start taking steps towards a healthier you by getting informed, developing healthy habits, and enrolling in health care.
yoga poseStudy to Help Women Vets Coping with MST
VA to launch study of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction this year to determine if it can help relieve symptoms of PTSD in women vets who have experienced military sexual trauma.
The face of a manWhy Slow Down?
Four hundred Veterans are participating in the Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. It’s the world-leader in adaptive winter sports for Veterans, active duty servicemen and women with disabilities.
A man with a prosthetic leg and his son work out on exercise ballsWeight Loss for Those with Disabilities
Veterans and others with disabilities can lose weight through a program that involves phone calls and a Web-based remote coaching tool. The approach is low-cost and effective, say researchers.
Woman holds up an image of the food pyramidCan Good Nutrition Save Your Life?
VA wants to help you get in shape, think about nutrition, live longer and have a healthy, energetic life. VA registered dietitians are here to assist you with your nutrition and health concerns.
Face of a woman Veteran with a shirt that reads Live FreeVeterans Tell Their Stories
At the VA in Madison, Wis., the life histories of patients are written down and included in their medical charts. This gives caregivers a better understanding of the human being they are treating.
Team USA Paralympics athletes parade with a US flagVeterans Compete in 2014 Winter Paralympic Games
Veteran Paralympians are incredible role models. They share the same passion as Olympians to excel in their sport and inspire those who share the unique experience of representing America at the games.

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