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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Veterans

Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers (GRECC)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs centers of excellence focused on aging. GRECCs are located at medical centers across the center, and each includes a research, an education, and a clinical component that work together to provide care to the aging veteran population and train healthcare professionals.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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THRIVE Online
The Health and Resources Initiative for Veterans Everywhere (THRIVE) is designed to provide outreach and services to vulnerable and underserved veterans, including rural and homeless veterans. THRIVE Online is the educational arm of the program that provides videos of rural health experts and rural veterans, as well as a set of fact sheets.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
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The Rural Connection
Quarterly newsletter of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Rural Health (ORH). Reports on statistics, new projects, and programs within the VHA ORH. Highlights efforts underway to promote health and well-being in the rural Veteran population.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
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PubMed Search: Veterans and Rural Health
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the combined topics of veterans and rural health.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Programs by State
Directory of programs that address the healthcare needs of homeless veterans. Organized alphabetically by state and includes the District of Columbia. Listings offer the program name, location, full address, and phone number.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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National Resource Directory
Provides information on, and access to, services and resources for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, their families, families of the fallen, and those who support them from recovery and rehabilitation to community reintegration.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Disabled American Veterans Hospital Service Coordinator Directory
State-by-state list of Hospital Service Coordinators (HSCs), their affiliated VA Medical Centers, and contact information. HSCs manage DAV transportation programs for veterans needing medical care.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Disabled American Veterans
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Rural Veterans and Access to Healthcare Topic Guide
Presents information on rural veterans' access to healthcare, including frequently asked questions regarding VA eligibility, the Veterans Choice Program, and rural veteran demographics and health concerns, among others. Features resources, organizations, models, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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VA Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Website helps faith-based and community organizations learn about the benefits, programs, and resources the VA offers to help them meet the needs of their communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Veterans Health Administration Locations
Provides a map of the United States that is divided into the 23 Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) geographic regions. Users can click on each region to learn more about the network and its local facilities, including contact information for every VA location.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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