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Rural Veterans and Access to Healthcare – Models and Innovations

These stories feature model programs and successful rural projects that can serve as a source of ideas and provide lessons others have learned. Some of the projects or programs may no longer be active. Read about the criteria and evidence-base for programs included.

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Community Clergy Training to Support Rural Veterans Mental Health
Updated/reviewed May 2019
  • Need: To educate rural clergy and chaplains about the ways they can help improve veterans' access to physical or mental healthcare by referring them to available resources.
  • Intervention: Trained VA Chaplains and U.S. Army Reserve Chaplains provide free interactive training sessions to rural community clergy partners.
  • Results: Since 2010, more than 4,000 clergy members, chaplains, behavioral health professionals, and others supporting rural veterans have participated in a Community Clergy Training Program (CCTP) event.

Last Updated: 5/30/2019