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Intimate Partner ViolenceIntimate Partner Violence: Let VA Help
Intimate partner violence (IPV), which is often called domestic violence, occurs when a current or former intimate partner harms, threatens to harm, or stalks their partner. The VA has a program to help.
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To get updates on VA Portland for potential clinic and other service closures or delays due to weather or other issues, please follow us on Facebook, this web site, or you can call our Alert Line at 503-721-1458.
Veterans Town Hall Facebook live with VA logoVeterans Town Hall and Claims Clinic
Join us for a Veterans Town Hall and VBA Claims Clinic Dec. 3 from 10 am - noon at Portland VA Medical Center. You can also join the conversation via Facebook Live on the VAPORHCS Facebook page. See you there!
Veteran Connection NewsletterOctober Veteran Connection Newsletter
Download the October 2016 VA Portland Veteran Connection Newsletter now! Get the latest news from VAPORHCS on event, activities and resources. Sign up to get it sent direct you every month.
flu.gov logoGet your flu shots now
Here are the details for Veterans to get their flu shots this fall and winter. Please, for the health and safety of yourself, your family, and those around you, do not wait to get yours.
Veterans Town Hall Sept. 24 at 10:30 amVeteran Town Hall and VBA Claims Clinic - 24 Sept
Join us for a VETERANS TOWN HALL and VBA Claims Clinic, Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Portland VA Vancouver Campus in the Columbia Rm. Please bring your questions, ideas and feedback. Hope to see you there!
Attention all Patients.  Have you traveled abroad in the past 30 days?Have YOU traveled abroad in the past 30 days?
Have YOU traveled abroad in the past 30 days? If so, for your safety and that of others around you, please notify staff immediately if you feel ill with: FEVER, COUGH, NAUSEA, VOMITING, DIARRHEA or a RASH.
Michael W. FisherNew VA Portland Health Care System Director
VA Portland welcomes new health care system director to start in late July. Michael W. Fisher joins the VA Portland team from where he currently serves as Director at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHS).
VAPORHCS and VBA Portland Regional Office Directors co-host a Veterans Town Hall on Thursday, May 26 at 5 p.m. at Portland VA Medical Center.  Claims Clinic begins at 4 p.m. to talk about a Veterans specific issues.Veterans Town Hall & VBA Claims Clinic, May 26
VAPORHCS and VBA Portland Regional Office Directors co-host a Veterans Town Hall on Thursday, May 26 at 5 p.m. at Portland VA Medical Center. Claims Clinic begins at 4 p.m. to talk about a Veterans specific issues.
New Fairview Clinic at 1800 NE Market Drive, Fairview, OR 97024New Fairview Clinic Ribbon Cutting March 3, 2016
The new Fairview Clinic (formerly 'East CBOC') Ribbon Cutting & Open House is March 3, 2016 at 10:30 am. Please join us! The East CBOC will close Mar. 4 for the transition. The new Fairview clinic will open Mar. 11.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard BryeHonoring the Voices and Experiences of Veterans
My Life, My Story. A unique VA project that lets Veterans tell their VA care team about their life and careers, who they are as a person and then have their story added to their VA medical record.
Army Veteran boxercisingVeteran loses 30 pounds in VA's MOVE! program
Army Veteran, 65, lost more than 30 pounds and got in shape with VA's MOVE! program - lifting weights and attending fitness classes for cardio three times a week. Also, a little yoga and boxercise.
Image of doctor shaking hands with patientTransgender Vets, the VA, and Respect
Are you a transgender Veteran? The VA provides gender transition counseling, evaluations for hormone therapy, and evaluations for gender transition surgeries, along with a healthy dose of respect.
Dr. Eloise Harman and Army Vietnam Veteran Winston FigueroaDr. Eloise Harman - One of VA's Top Doctors.
Dr. Eloise Harman follows in her parents' footsteps in providing care for America's Veterans. And spends most of her free time volunteering to help others. Meet another one of VA's Top Doctors.
Female soldier burning old uniforms Nearly 100,000 Vets Enrolled in Burn Pit Registry
Veterans who had exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment are encouraged to join the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Almost 100,000 Veterans have so far.
Image of a volunteer pushing a patient in a wheelchair. Vietnam Vet Gives His Time to the VA in Georgia
Gus Albritton has spent 25 years and 23,000 hours volunteering at the Dublin VA in Georgia. The 66-year-old Vietnam Veteran began volunteering as a way of coping with his PTSD.
Michael Williams speaks to new employeesHomeless Veterans Personal Scorecard was the Key
Michael Williams’ personal scorecard was goal oriented, a plan he put together while living on the streets. Homeless for three years, he conquered alcoholism and regained the trust of his family.
Veteran getting their blood pressure checkedBlood Pressure Study: Vietnam Era Veterans
Researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs find both herbicide exposure and military service are associated with high blood pressure (hypertension) among Army Chemical Corps Vietnam era Veterans.
Army Veteran Jeffrey Weinstock meets with Dr. Erica Dombrowsky, audiologist, through Clinical Video Telehealth.VA Telehealth saves Florida Veteran time, travel
Army Veteran Major Jeffrey Weinstock is very thankful this week for VA Telehealth. It saves him a 300-mile round-trip from Key West to Miami for a comprehensive hearing exam and new hearing aids
Veterans sitting around a camp fire.Veterans Deal with Diabetes at Unique Camp
Veterans in Wisconsin spend a weekend at a special camp designed to help them learn about and deal with their diabetes. Veteran Steve Biever lost 56 pounds and thanks a VA nurse for saving his life.

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