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Veteran Health Indiana

 

Health Education

We believe we should give all Veterans quality, easy to understand health information.  It’s your right and responsibility to know how to manage any your health problems.

We help you learn how to take good care of yourself and take part in your health care.

Health Information Inside the Medical Center

The Patient Education and Wellness display just inside the Atrium door holds the Spotlight on Health topic of the month.  These handouts come from the VA National Center of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP).  Learn about the HealthierUS Veterans programs from NCP at www.prevention.va.gov 
 
Clinic waiting rooms are stocked with a variety of health information handouts. Look for the clear plastic displays in your primary care clinic.
 
Krames on Demand™ and CareNotes™  are patient education handout systems that staff can use to teach patients about their care or health conditions.  Special instructions can also be added for the patient.
 
The Medical Library staff helps patients and their families find health and wellness information.  The Medical Library is located on the 2nd floor of the A-wing in room A-2009.

My HealtheVet

The My HealtheVet site provides Veterans and their families excellent, reliable patient education information as well as the latest VA News. Information about veterans benefits and services is also available.
 
Upon registering with My HealtheVet, you will be able to:

  • refill prescriptions online;
  • keep personal food and activity journals;
  • monitor your personal health data, such as blood pressure and pain levels;
  • maintain your own self-entered personal health record.

Veterans Health Library (VHL online)

The VHL provides patients and VA clinicians with a trusted source for health information.  All of the content in the VHL has been approved by VA clinical experts.

The Veterans Health Library includes:

  • Over 1,500 printable health sheets, in both English and Spanish;
  • More than 150 videos

Outpatient Classes

Clinic staff provides health education during outpatient clinic visits.  Teaching focuses on:

  • Healthy lifestyle choices;
  • Test and procedures;
  • Medicines;
  • Health problems;
  • Treatment plans

We list these classes on our Events Calendar.

Inpatient Education

Clinical patient education begins when you are admitted and occurs during your stay.  If you have any questions about your care, please ask a staff member.  At discharge, we'll give you instructions about how to take care of yourself when you get home.  We want you to feel that:

  • you are getting the information you need to take care of yourself;
  • you are able to ask questions about your health;
  • your needs are being met during your hospital stay.

VA Television Network

Our Patient Education Channel is on channel 5.  Our Inpatient Education Channel is channel 10. A variety of health education videos are shown throughout the day.  Ask your nurse for a Patient Education Channel Guide.

Contact

Freda Anthony-Hinkle
Patient Education Coordinator
A wing, 2nd floor Library
317-988-9692

Veterans Health Library