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“The Rural Connection” Spring 2023

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Together With Veterans

Together with Veterans: Rural Veterans Support One Another to Prevent Suicide

This community-based rural suicide prevention program brings rural Veterans together to face challenges known to increase their risk of suicide.

VA Clinical Resource Hubs Bring Equidiv Care to Rural Veterans

While workforce shortages prevail across the U.S., Clinical Resource Hubs help fill gaps that would negatively impact rural Veteran care.

Gerofit, Aging Rural Veterans

ORH Programs Deliver Life-Changing Geriatric Care to Aging Rural Veterans

ORH programs work to address the shortage of geriatric and specialty care providers in rural communities while increasing access to care for rural Veterans.

Also in this issue:

  • Empowering Health Care Providers to Treat Veterans with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
  • Clinical Pharmacist Practitioners: Making a Difference in the Lives of Rural Veterans
  • Telehealth in the ICU
  • National Social Work PACT Staffing Program: Successful Rural Health Outcomes in Action
  • VA and FCC Make It Easier for Veterans to Get Internet Access

In case you missed it, read last quarter’s issue here.

To support the health and well-being of rural Veterans, the Office of Rural Health (ORH) and its Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers establish and disseminate initiatives that increase access to care for the 2.7 million rural Veterans enrolled in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care system. Key focus areas include programs that address workforce shortages, transportation, primary care, mental health, telehealth, and specialty care. To learn more, visit www.ruralhealth.va.gov.

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