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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

Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury
It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.

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