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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.
Tucson VA encourages Veterans to participate in Million Veteran Program (MVP)Million Veteran Program (MVP)
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.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systems Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless persons tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.

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