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Woman on the phone.Be There
We can all play a role in preventing suicide, but many people don't know what they can do to support the Veteran or Servicemember in their life who is going through a difficult time.
Planetree Silver RecognitionVANJHCS Planetree Silver Recognition
VANJHCS is the first health care organization in NJ and the second VA site in the U.S. to be awarded Planetree Silver Recognition for significant advancement in patient-centered care.
Veteran Leonard Englebrook and Nurse Margaret Hogan, RN, review the use of a cell phone for Telehealth.Empowering Health with Advanced Technology
Veterans no longer have to worry about traffic or bad weather to see their health care providers for a face-to-face visit. There is another option, "TeleResponse," an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology.
Edonate hand and heart illustrationE-Donate Is Simple, Speedy, Safe
The new E-Donate service allows community members who wish to give back to Veterans a quick, safe way to pledge their support online. you choose the medical center, the amount, and the account.
Planetree Bronze RecognitionVANJHCS PLANETREE RECOGNITION
VA New Jersey Health Care System’s East Orange Campus has been awarded Planetree Bronze Recognition for Meaningful Progress in Patient-Centered Care. The VA New Jersey Health Care System is the first health care
Image of a man and woman standing in front of a house.VA Grants in New Jersey to help End Veterans Homelessness
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the award of $1 million in homeless prevention grants to the New Jersey counties of: Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean.
National Veterans Golden Age GamesNational Veterans Golden Age Games a Family Affair
Father and daughter Pete and Lori Falzarano of Stirling, N.J., have a lot in common … a strong family resemblance, pitching the first no-hitter at Watchung Hills High School (Pete in baseball; Lori in softball), and coaching each other in athletic competitions. They also live next door to each other in what they both laughingly describe as Italian family tradition.
National Mental Health MonthNational Mental Health Month
May is National Mental Health Month and it's a great time to take a look at what your local VA Medical Center and VA Vet Centers have to offer.
Nancy enjoys reading while her service dog, Shelby, takes a break. Photo by Thomas N.  Ullom, Medical Media, Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center, Columbus, Ohio.Honor, Courage, and Commitment: A Veteran’s Story
The first thing you notice about Lance Corporal (LCpl.) Nancy Schiliro is her beautiful eyes and the determination reflected in her bearing. She is a Marine, through and through, and always will be. She embodies the essence of this generation’s warrior spirit. Her story is inspirational.
Brian Boyce (left)Keeping History Alive
Veteran Brian Boyce has opened Major B’s General Quarters, a World War II museum and gallery, in nearby Asbury Park, New Jersey.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.

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