Archive for April, 2011

Shirts that Tell a Story

man looks at display of decorated shirts and a military uniform

Sexual assault survivors put their experiences and emotions on display, thanks to the Clothesline Project. The project brought healing and education through awareness to the San Diego VA Medical Center.

From victim to caregiver: A sexual assault survivor speaks out

Two women stand together

Homeless, addicted to drugs and living with a terrible secret; it took one Veteran more than twenty years to recover from a sexual assault during her time in the service.

Rural Health: Exchanging Information

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With rural Veterans using both VA and private health care providers, VA is testing how to securely share Veterans health records for better continuity of care.

VA Asking Vets to Help Design Medication Labels

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Veterans at ten VA facilities are participating in a research study that will allow them to be directly involved in developing a single standardized prescription label for use VA-wide.

VA Recognized for Efforts to Improve Care for Dying

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VA is honored for their We Honor Veterans Campaign, a collaboration with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to improve the quality of care provided to Veterans who are dying.