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Veteran Town Hall and Claims ClinicVeterans Town Hall and Claims Clinic June 5, 2017
Join us for a Veterans Town Hall and VBA Claims Clinic June 5 from 5-7:30 pm at Portland VA Medical Center. You can also join the conversation via Facebook Live on the VAPORHCS Facebook page. See you there!
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.
VA Portland weather updatesVA Portland Weather Updates
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.

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