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Caregiver Support Program LogoVA Seeks Public Comment
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs seeks public comment on the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) until February 5, 2018 to further strengthen and improve caregiver support.
Hillsboro Clinic photo about address changeHillsboro VA Clinic Address Change
The city of Hillsboro recently changed the street address for the Hillsboro VA Clinic from 1925 NW Amberglenn Parkway to 1925 NE Stucki Ave. The physical location DID NOT change.
Women Veterans - We want to hear from you about your experiences at VAPORHCS.Women Veterans - We want to hear from you!
Attention Women Veterans: We want to hear from you! Tell us about your experiences at two VAPORHCS focus groups on November 16 or 18 or you can also leave your contact information for future focus groups.
VAPORHCS Job Fair Oct 21, 2017 9 am - 1 pmPortland VA Job Fair!
VA Portland is hosting a job fair on Oct. 21 at PVAMC featuring 60 positions of different kinds! Bring your resumes and/or apply on line before you come. Interviews will be conducted onsite. Click to see all the details!
Veterans Town Hall & Claims Clinic; attend in person or via Facebook liveVA Veterans Town Hall Sept. 27 in Salem
VA Portland Health Care System and VBA Portland Regional Office is hosting a Veterans Town Hall & Claims Clinic, Sept. 27 in Salem at the ODVA Headquarters in Salem from 5 to 7:30 p.m. - please join us!
VA Portland Medical Center Healing GardenMeet PVAMC gardener Scott Hoffman
Meet Air Force Veteran Scott Hoffman who went from munitions specialist to head gardener at VA Portland who now makes the grounds at PVAMC into a beautiful, healing environment.
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!

From the Veterans Health Administration

National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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