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Veteran Health Indiana

Local Features

VA social workers make a differenceCome Out to our Social Worker Event
The Department of Veterans Affairs is one largest employers of professional social workers in the country, with about 12,000 on staff. Your VAMC has over 100 social workers on your team.
VA caresAccess Stand Down this Saturday
A team of clinical leaders, administrators and volunteers will be on site at your Indianapolis VA medical center from 9 a.m. to noon to reach out to all Veterans waiting for urgent care.
Online form submissionIntent to File
Your VA has created a new “intent to file process” for Veterans and survivors who intend to file a claim for VA compensation, pension, or survivors’ benefits but need additional time to gather all of their information.
A patient in a TeleHealth exam roomTechnology That Heals
We want to provide our Veterans with the most convenient and high quality health care possible. CVT aims to make the local community the preferred place of care whenever possible by bringing the best care to you.
Woman looking out window thoughfullyMilitary Sexual Trauma Health Care
VA works closely with trauma survivors to assist Veterans recovering from experiences of Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Every VA health care facility has an MST Coordinator who serves as a contact person for MST.
pills spill from a prescription bottleHydrocodone Prescription Changes
Veterans taking hydrocodone combination products need to know that the Drug Enforcement Agency has now moved this pain reliever into the Schedule II medicine category. Pharmacies will more strictly control this medicine.
Quest for QualityQuest for Quality Recognition
The Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center has been recognized by the American Hospital Association for its leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety, awarded the Citation of Merit.
StrokeStroke and Sleep Apnea
As a result of a research study at Indianapolis VAMC, it was learned that patients with strokes have a very high rate of sleep apnea, and the traditional methods of screening for sleep apnea are not useful. Read more.
VA2K walkersVA2K Walk and Roll
Veterans, employees, and guests are invited to participate in the VA2K Walk & Roll on Wed May 21 anytime from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to promote employee fitness and support homeless Veterans.
VetLinkVetLink Makes Check-in Easier
In June, Veterans will have an easier way to check in for their appointments. Your Indianapolis VA medical center is installing VetLink kiosks at clinic (and other support) locations.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.
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 Systemís Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless personís 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.

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