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Veteran Services: Health Care

Health Care

The range of health issues facing America's veterans is both wide and ever-evolving. The American Legion recognizes this and provides valuable health-care information on a variety of conditions, as well as regularly updated information on the Department of Veterans Affairs.


VA expands specialty care in rural areas

VA's new program, Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, will benefit millions of veterans and their primary care providers.

Taking the 'D' out of PTSD

A few Pentagon proponents would like to see PTSD reclassified as PTS.

VA sets goal of telemental health consultations

Consultations to be clinic-based for all mental health specialties.

VA's AboutFace program focusing on PTSD

Program geared toward helping veterans recognize PTSD symptoms and motivating them to seek treatment.

VA briefs Legion on R&D progress

Research and development highlights include eHealth initiative, Million Veteran Program and Quality Enhancement Research Initiative.

Legion applauds DoD review of PTSD cases

Following the Army’s lead, all branches of the armed forces will be reviewing PTSD cases.

Rural health page now online

Page features findings from Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force’s first series of 2011-2012 VA site visits.

Health-care needs of newest veterans reviewed

VA clinicians offer review of health concerns of Iraq, Afghanistan veterans in Journal of General Internal Medicine article.

Older vets: Boston VA needs your help

Life stories of age 55-plus combat and women veterans needed to help improve VA care.

Reports on VA utilization, PTSD available

A little more than half of OIF, OEF and OND veterans have sought VA health care since discharge.