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Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams break barriers for Veterans facing homelessness

Every Veteran across the country should have quick and easy access to primary health care. In reality, Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness are more likely to use emergency services for health-related issues. To reduce barriers that prevent these Veterans from accessing quality health care that meets their unique needs, VA created Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams (HPACTs).

By |August 20th, 2021|Veterans Homelessness|Comments Off on Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams break barriers for Veterans facing homelessness

Homeless Veterans largely satisfied with community health care options

While helping Veterans receive care outside VA increases their access to health care services, it could also lead to coordination problems. Some concern exists that Veterans receiving care from more than one source could result in fragmented care and poor clinical outcomes.

By |May 4th, 2021|Research|4 Comments

Make a difference in the health care of female Veterans today

Help VA continue to provide high-quality women’s health care to the nation’s female Veterans, the fastest growing demographic.

By |June 9th, 2020|ChooseVA, Employment, VA Careers|Comments Off on Make a difference in the health care of female Veterans today

Leveraging data to provide insight into complex issues surrounding Veteran homelessness

Veteran homelessness is a multifaceted issue that goes beyond housing. It is rooted in complex causes, including mental health challenges and substance abuse, and it is affected by the state of the economy and availability of affordable housing.

By |August 23rd, 2017|Veterans Homelessness|13 Comments

VA program highlighted as a model of excellence in caring for homeless Veterans

19,000 homeless Veterans are currently enrolled in the program and receive care at 62 active sites across the country. On average, H-PACT participants experienced 31 percent fewer emergency department visits and 24 percent fewer hospitalizations.

By |March 9th, 2017|Health, Veterans Homelessness|5 Comments

An injury led to homelessness, but various VA programs created a path to stability

“I was homeless, unemployed, broke and injured,” he said. “I remained without a permanent home for the better part of two years.” That's when the Air Force Veteran turned to the Providence VA Medical Centerfor help.

By |August 1st, 2016|Employment, Top Stories, Veterans Homelessness|2 Comments

Providing Assistance for Homeless Veterans

In 2009, President Obama and VA Secretary Shinseki announced the goal of ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. Together with partners and supporters nationwide, VA is determined to meet that challenge through the Homeless Veterans Outreach Initiative. As a part of that effort, VA has increased programs and funding to help Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless get back [...]

By |April 30th, 2013|Top Stories|7 Comments

The Fight to Provide Veterans with the Best Mental Health Care Possible

It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of post-traumatic stress wasn’t taken seriously. From a time when troops were slapped for being “shell-shocked” and some leaders within VA were dismissive, we’ve come far. And today, expanding access to mental health care services for Veterans returning from war is a key mission for Secretary Shinseki. Those concerns have driven a fundamental shift over the last [...]

By |November 9th, 2011|Top Stories|13 Comments
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