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Access to Healthcare for Rural Veterans 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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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)
Works to improve health care delivery for enrolled rural Veterans and supports research and program development to address challenges rural Veterans face.
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Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee (VRHAC)
Exists to communicate with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs regarding health care issues affecting veterans living in rural areas throughout the United States.
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Veterans Rural Health Resource Center: Central Region
Located in Iowa City, this center focuses on evaluating rural health programs and piloting new strategies to help Veterans overcome barriers to access and quality.
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Veterans Rural Health Resource Center: Eastern Region
Focuses on access to healthcare for rural veterans, the use of telehealth, and education and training for the VA’s next generation of rural health care providers.
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Veterans Rural Health Resource Center: Western Region
Located in Salt Lake City, UT, this center focuses on outreach, access issues, and the needs of Native veterans and aging veterans.
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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: 6/3/2015