• We’ve made a promise of equity to Veterans: help us to continue delivering on it

    As part of its mission to improve the equity for rural Veterans, VA’s Office of Rural Health has developed targeted initiatives to improve the recruitment and retention of rural health care providers and researchers.

  • Video Blood Pressure Visits a virtual alternative

    The Video Blood Pressure Visits program offers Veterans a virtual alternative to in-person blood pressure follow-up evaluations.

  • New program aims to improve care for Native American Veterans

    As efforts to expand VA’s outreach to Native American Veterans get underway, careers in rural facilities offer abundant opportunities.

  • VA program builds learning network, care for rural Veterans

    Many VA locations in rural communities have limited or no academic affiliation. VA is solving the challenge of adding 1,500 positions to its training program.

  • Rural Health: Solutions for unique Veteran population

    VA provides health care to nearly 3 million Veterans in rural communities. Their needs are as unique as the communities they call home, ranging from chronic disease to mental health to acute care.

  • Five ways VA supports rural communities during COVID-19

    VA is committed to providing high-quality health care to Veterans during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

  • VA highlights rural Veterans during Mental Health Month

    The VA Office of Rural Health raises awareness and education for its mental health and suicide prevention programs for rural Veterans.

  • Veterans receive help through clergy training program

    Veterans—especially those in rural areas—are receiving added attention through a VA program focused on training clergy and other groups.

  • VA FARMS program trains hands, heals minds

    The VA FARMS program provides rural Veterans with agricultural vocational training and mental health care services from licensed providers.

  • VA Office of Rural Health expands research efforts

    VA’s Office of Rural Health operates field-based Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers to identify solutions that bring care to where it’s needed most.

  • Texas VA awarded contract for TeleMental Health Hosting Facility

    The Texas VA Medical Center awarded has been awarded millions for a new TeleMental Health Hosting Facility that can serve more Veterans.

  • Telehealth working well for rural Veterans

    This Air Force military police and Vietnam Veteran has had three heart attacks and needs cardiac rehabilitation. He does it from home using a telehealth program funded by VA’s Office of Rural Health.

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