Resources for Staying Healthy and Connected to VA
A Flu Shot Can Save Lives
Find out where to get your flu shot–either at a VA medical center or at community care providers and pharmacies–and remember to continue wearing a face covering, practicing social distancing, and washing your hands often.
Virtual Events This Week
Sept. 10 – Pledge To Prevent: Action to End Veteran Suicide with Kevin Hines
Sept. 10 – San Antonio / Austin Virtual Career Fair for Veterans
Sept. 11 – VA Suicide Prevention Month Series celebrating the Art, Music & Poetry
Sept. 15 – VA Privacy Matters Symposium
Sept. 15 – Disaster and Hazard Readiness 101
Sept. 15 – Johnson & Johnson Hiring Veterans
Sept. 16 – Women Veteran Series: Transitioning, Employment, Building a Business
Veterans Wellness Guide: Make Every Day Your Best Day!
Self-care is more important now than ever, and there are simple things we can do every day to improve our quality of life.
Army Veteran Tony Temerario: 9/11 Responder and Current AT&T Executive
Green Beret Veteran Tony Temerario talks about his experiences in the military and on the scene at the Pentagon after 9/11 when he helped re-established communications for first responders.
Tele-urgent Care Video Service Saves Visits to the ER
Veterans find that VA’s telehealth virtual video appointments are valuable during this time of social distancing, and can even be used to save them a trip to the Emergency Room.
Precision Oncology Improves Veterans’ Cancer Care
VA has been a leader in cancer research and treatment for over 90 years, and now its National Precision Oncology Program provides targeted cancer care for Veterans based on their genetic profiles.
Online Recruiting Event: San Antonio/Austin Virtual Career Fair
Register now to connect directly with employers nationwide, experience fast turn-around time from interview to hiring, and learn more about jobs that are open now and education options for Veterans. This virtual event is on Thursday, September 10 from 12:00-4:00 (ET).
- September is National Preparedness Month
- VIDEO: Take a by-the-numbers look at VA hiring
- 30 nurses deploy to Gulf Coast VA locations
- VA SimLEARN program improves providers frontline readiness
- Discover Veteran Health Care Innovation Through the VHA Innovation Experience Virtual Event
- Northport VA fire department’s emergency operations ensure Veteran, staff safety
- Veterans call VA Video Connect a “lifesaver”
- Marine Veteran, 92, checks kayaking off her bucket list
- September 2 is the 75th anniversary of end of World War II
- Columbia VA staff pledges to make it the best
- What to expect in a urology career at VA
VA News Releases
- During Suicide Prevention Month VA encourages supporters to “Be There” for Veterans and help connect them with resources
Find a VA Facility near you.
Not sure where to start?
No Veteran Should Be Without a Place to Call Home
Free Help for Homeless Veterans Dial 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) for 24/7 access to VA services for homeless and at-risk Veterans
Homeless Veteran Chat Confidential, 24/7 online support for homeless Veterans and friends
https://www.va.gov/homeless for more information
Are You a Veteran in Crisis or Concerned About One?
Did you know that VA offers same day services in Primary Care and Mental Health at 172 VA Medical Centers across the country? Make the Connection Resource Locator
Contact the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255.)
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