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Rural Veterans and Access to Healthcare Organizations

American Legion
Provides veterans and their communities with transitional assistance and education programs. Includes information on how to start a "Hero Transition Team" at your local American Legion Post.
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Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Made up of disabled veterans who focus on building better lives for disabled veterans and their families.
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National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV)
A resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.
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SAMHSA Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center (SMVF TA)
Works to strengthen behavioral health services for veterans and their families. Features resources and tools for U.S. states and territories to support military families.
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South Central MIRECC
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) that focuses on equal access to quality mental health care for veterans in rural and underserved areas.
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Provides programs for U.S. Veterans. Website including information on health, education, loans, and general benefits.
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VA Health Services Research & Development Service (HSR&D)
Pursues research at the interface of health care systems, patients and health care outcomes. HSR&D underscores all aspects of VA health care; specifically quality, access, patient outcomes and health care costs.
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Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Strives to serve the needs of America's veterans by providing primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services.
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Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health (VHA ORH)
Implements initiatives that help improve the health and well-being of rural veterans by increasing their access to care and services.
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Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee (VRHAC)
Advises the Secretary of Veterans Affairs regarding healthcare issues affecting veterans living in rural areas throughout the United States.
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Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers (VRHRCs)
Located in Iowa City, IA; Salt Lake City, UT; and White River Junction, VT. Centers focus on evaluating rural health programs and piloting new strategies to help Veterans overcome barriers to access and quality.
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Women Veterans Program
Raises awareness for the service and contributions of women Veterans and women in the military. Serves as the primary advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on matters related to policies, legislation, programs, issues, and initiatives affecting women Veterans.
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Wounded Warrior Project
Works to raise awareness about and offers direct services to injured service members.
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Last Reviewed: 4/30/2018