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For the past two summers, 16-year old Jalen Ipsen spent his time troubleshooting and identifying issues on personal computers (PCs) and other IT hardware at the Tucson VA while being supervised and mentored by IT staff.
A group of Veterans gather each week at the Tucson VA’s smoking cessation class to encourage one another on their journey to be tobacco free. During class, the Veterans rely on one another to battle nicotine addiction.
Women Veterans have been taking part in a healthy living class at the Garden Kitchen learning how to cook healthy meals and healthier lifestyle choices, which is part of the Health Promotion and Disease Program.
The Tucson VA’s newest staff members are not quite what our Veterans would expect to see around the hospital, but they are playing an important role in keeping Veterans and staff safe from hospital borne infections.
Veterans serving Veterans is the driving force for the Hero’s Welcome program at the Tucson VA. It helps newly-admitted Veterans feel welcome and ensures they know what resources are available to them during their stay.
Veterans enrolled in Tucson VA's Department of Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program seeking employment have additional support with a partnership with Pima County One Stop.
Veterans can live for years without even knowing they have Hepatitis C, and by the time a Veteran is diagnosed with the virus there could already be liver damage and left untreated, could lead to lifelong illnesses.
Tucson VA's Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center developed a partnership with a local museum where blinded Veterans can experience different types of art even though they may not see all the details in the art work.
Veterans in Southern Arizona that face serious mental health challenges have allies at the Tucson VA.
Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) program comes alongside these Veterans 24/7 to help & support them.
Launched in 2011, The Million Veteran Program is a research effort aimed at better understanding how genes affect health. The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System is working to ensure Veterans are aware of program.