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Blinded Veterans showcase hydroponic garden systemBlinded Veterans learn hydroponic gardening
Recently, the SWRBC developed a Manual Skills activity that provides blinded Veterans the opportunity to design and build a hydroponic garden system, which uses water instead of soil to grow plants.
Jalen Ipsen works on a desktop comptuer at the Tucson VAYouth SERVE volunteer goes above and beyond
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.
Smoking Cessation workbook Veterans use during classSmoking cessation helps Veterans quit
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 receiving cooking instructions at the Garden KitchenPartnership inspires women Vets healthy lifestyle
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.
Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping germ-zapping Robots getting set upFuturistic robots at Tucson VA zapping germs
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 Veteran is the driving force for the Hero's Welcome Program at the Tucson VAHero’s Welcome Program - Veterans serving Veterans
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.
Vocational development specialists from the Tucson VA talk to a Vetean about employment opportunitiesTucson VA Partners with Pima County One Stop
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.
Hepatitis C testing vile.SAVAHCS takes lead for Veteran Hepatitis C testing
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.
Veterans from the SWBRC view art at the Tucson Museum of ArtSWBRC partners with museum to help blind Veterans
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.
MHICM staff visits Veterans with serious mental health issues in their homesMHICM Program Committed to Serving Veterans 24/7
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.

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