Thursday, July 18, 2019

Fwd: Discounts for Veterans on, New PSA w/ Tom Hanks, VA Partners with Clergy

Resources for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors

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New PSA with Tom Hanks urges everyone to 'Be There for Veterans'

'Be There for Veterans' PSA
VA, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, is promoting its "Be There for Veterans" public service announcement (PSA) as part of VA's larger #BeThere ( campaign. In the video, narrated by actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, VA issues an urgent call to action: reach out to Veterans who may be in need.


Hurricane tips for Veterans and families

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Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?
Hurricane Season is June 1 – Nov. 30. Never underestimate the value of being prepared. The information linked below may help you learn more about hurricanes, hazards associated with hurricanes and what you can do to prepare.


VA Podcast: Local Clergy and VA partner to help Veterans through Faith

Borne the Battle Episode 154: Benefits Breakdown - VA Center of Faith and Opportunity Initiative
This episode of Borne the Battle focuses on a resource for local clergy to further recognize Veteran stressors that may lead to crisis and to understand VA benefits and programs available.
Working together, VA hopes to provide more tools to clergy as they reach out to Veterans within their congregations and communities.


National Resource Directory
Did you know the National Resource Directory has more than 14,000 vetted resources available to you right now? Featured Resource: TSA
TSA offers special assistance for Wounded Warriors and Veterans. To find out how to access this service, visit the TSA website for information on the necessary procedures and screening efforts that can help you have a smooth experience at the airport.
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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
Talk with other Veterans who have walked in your shoes on RallyPoint.

Contact the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255.)

What's your best drill instructor/drill Sergeant story? 

Barracks inspection horror stories: What's the worst you've seen?

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

My HealtheVet Update | July 17, 2019

Online Appointments | Mobile Health Apps | Vietnam War Health | Protect Your Skin | Low Blood Sugar | World Hepatitis Day

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Make or Cancel your VA appointments

Next time you need to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your VA appointment, keep in mind that you can do it through My HealtheVet. Learn more.
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One Place, Many Health Apps

A healthy lifestyle may seem like a lot of work. VA offers mobile apps that can help you manage it all. With VA Launchpad, you can reach many VA mobile apps in one place, on your smartphone. Learn more.
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Vietnam War Veteran Health Issues

If you served during the Vietnam War, you might be at risk of certain health conditions. Understanding these needs will help you receive better care. Learn more.
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Sunburns Fade, Damage is Forever

Whether you're working in the backyard or spending the day at the beach, when your skin is exposed to the sun, you are at risk. You might know that it's important to apply sunscreen, but do you know the real damage a sunburn can do? Learn more.
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When Blood Sugar is Too Low

If you are a Veteran with diabetes, you probably hear a lot about lowering your blood sugar. It is possible for sugar levels to drop too much. The first step in making sure your blood sugar stays at a safe level: simply talk to your health care team. Learn more.
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CHAMPVA: More Prescription Options

My HealtheVet's Pharmacy feature is now open to Civilian Health and Medical Program of VA (CHAMPVA) beneficiaries. Current CHAMPVA beneficiaries eligible for VA's Meds by Mail program can use My HealtheVet to review, refill, and track prescriptions online. Learn more.
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Take Part in World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day takes places every year on July 28, bringing the world together to raise awareness and influence real change. VA has cured more than 97,000 Veterans of hepatitis C so far. Join our march toward curing 100,000. Learn more.

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and (PRESS 1). Learn more.
If you are new to My HealtheVet, be sure to upgrade your account so you can use all these great features. Upgrade today!
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Health care made simple

Our new health care page has the answers.

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The new online front door to VA health care.

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The new VA health care page gives you more straightforward and complete access to VA health care. On this page, you can apply for VA health care, manage your care and prescriptions, and review other resources and programs. Visit our health care page today and apply for health care if you haven't already.

Access Care

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