Whole Health Coaching

Whole Health Coaching

♪ MUSIC ♪Hi. I am Dr. V, your Whole Health Guide. We have a new addition to your Patient Aligned Care Team, or PACT, in South Georgia, Florida, and Puerto Rico we want to introduce you too. Whole Health coaches are being rolled out and are here to help you. They are here to talk […]

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Aging Wisely: Brain Health for Everyone, Part 1

Aging Wisely: Brain Health for Everyone, Part 1

Aging wisely: brain health for everyone. Are you interested in learning ways to help your brain age more successfully? It turns out there are things you can do to improve your thinking, and reduce your risk of memory loss and dementia. But it’s a journey and it can be hard to know where to begin. […]

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Veteran Health Care: Veteran Health Insurance

Veteran Health Care: Veteran Health Insurance

♪♪ When using VA health care, VA may bill a Veteran’s health insurance carrier for medical services, supplies, and prescriptions for care related to a nonservice-connected condition. Funds VA receives from a Veteran’s health insurance go directly back to the VA medical center to provide medical treatment, prescriptions, supplies and equipment. For billing purposes, a […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

(waves whooshing) (birds chirping) (daunting music) Jim: My name is Jim Paton. I served in the United States air force for four-and-a-half years. About seven years ago I was walking on a beach in Florida, the next thing I remember was waking up in the hospital. I had been struck by lightning and seriously injured. […]

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The Importance of Diabetes Education and Self Management

The Importance of Diabetes Education and Self Management

Tanner: You also serve on the VA’s National Diabetes Group. Why is diabetes awareness and education currently important for Veterans in today’s day and age? Mary: Oh my goodness. I, I think that there’s, there are so many components to diabetes management, and really be able – and most of diabetes is self-managed. And having […]

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VA’s Military Spouse Employment Program

VA’s Military Spouse Employment Program

Hello, I’m Tracey Therit, Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and today’s Strategic Human Capital topic is Military Spouse Employment. Did you know there are over Of those actively seeking employment, 30 percent are unemployed and 56 percent underemployed. What is VA doing to tap into this highly educated and highly […]

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Emergency Medical Care

Emergency Medical Care

During an emergency, Veterans should immediately seek care at the nearest medical facility. An emergency is an injury, illness or symptom so severe that without immediate treatment, a Veteran’s life or health is in danger. In this situation, Veterans should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room, or ER, right away. Veterans do […]

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VHA Innovators Network

VHA Innovators Network

(dramatic orchestral music) – As health care continues to evolve and advance at the pace at which it’s advancing, keeping up with emerging technologies, keeping up with disruptive innovation, I’ll call it, is challenging. I think we have to defer to the individuals on the front lines, to the surgeons, to the clerks who are […]

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Veteran Community Care: Eligibility

Veteran Community Care: Eligibility

A Veterans eligibility for community care depends on their individual health care needs or circumstances. There are six criteria that can qualify a Veteran to receive community care, and a Veteran only needs to meet one of these to be eligible. In consultation with their care teams, a Veteran may be eligible for community care […]

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Civilian Health and Medical Program of VA (CHAMPVA)

Civilian Health and Medical Program of VA (CHAMPVA)

The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, or CHAMPVA, is a comprehensive health care program in which VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries. CHAMPVA covers most health care services and supplies that are medically and psychologically necessary. CHAMPVA provides coverage to the […]

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