Veterans Health Care November 4, 2021

Track heart health remotely, contact VA securely, NCA director gets new start with VA’s CWT program and MVP to improve Vets health care

Providing health care to America’s Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is home to America's largest integrated health care system, serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year. Join your fellow Veterans. Here are some of their stories.

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Telehealth improves heart care for Veterans

Heart failure is one of the leading causes of hospitalizations nationwide. 

VA provides care to Veterans with heart failure through its specialized heart failure clinics, pharmacists, and the Remote Patient Monitoring – Home Telehealth (RPM–HT) program. Veterans enrolled in RPM–HT can receive remote monitoring technologies to track their weight, blood pressure and heart rate daily. 

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Questions for VA? Try the new “Ask VA” portal

Do you want to find more information on VA benefits and services? Do you have a question, concern, recommendation, or compliment for VA? Then use the new “Ask VA” portal!

The portal provides you with an easier, faster and more convenient way to get your questions answered.

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From cleaning bathrooms to running a National Cemetery

Before Navy Veteran Victor Vasquez became the director of Santa Fe and Fort Bayard National Cemeteries in New Mexico, he was cleaning bathrooms and emptying trash cans at a VA clinic. 

It all started when he lost his job as a software project manager. He turned to the Compensated Work Therapy Program at the El Paso VA for readjustment help.

“I was going through a lot of turmoil,” said Vasquez. “It’s a great program. It changed my life and led me to where I am today.”

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Join the Million Veteran Program and help revolutionize VA
health care

After ten years, nearly a million volunteer Veterans have joined VA scientists to change the future of health care through the Million Veteran Program.

The goal of this program is simple: get one million Veterans to agree to share their DNA and health information to help VA understand nearly any kind of health condition affecting any Veteran. To learn more and enroll today, visit

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