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Town Hall Event in Cedar RapidsTown Hall Event in Cedar Rapids
Senior leaders from the Iowa City VA Health Care System will hold a Veterans' Town Hall event from 1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. on June 21, 2017 at the National Czech & Slovak Museum.
Caregiver Chronicles May 2017Caregiver Chronicles May 2017
Being a Caregiver for a Veteran can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, but also one of the most challenging.
Make your choice for Travel ReimbursementMake your choice for Travel Reimbursement
The Treasury requires all federal payments be made electronically. Two easy options offered by Veterans Affairs and the Treasury: Direct Deposit or credit union account or The Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card.
7th Annual VA2K Walk and Roll7th Annual VA2K Walk and Roll
The 7th Annual VA2K Walk and Roll will take place Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Please join your fellow colleagues, community members and Veterans to promote health and exercise, and to help end homelessness among Veterans.
HRC Foundation Releases Healthcare Equality IndexHRC Foundation Releases Healthcare Equality Index
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & queer (LGBTQ) organization released its 10th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
Iowa City VA awarded Workplace Wellness Award for ExcellenceIowa City VA awarded Workplace Wellness Award
Because they put a focus on the health and wellness of their employees, the Iowa City VA Health Care System has been awarded the VHA Workplace Wellness Award of Excellence at the Silver level.
Prosthetics Service of the Year AwardProsthetics Service of the Year Award
The Iowa City VA Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service (PSAS) is consistently striving to provide the highest quality of care to our Veterans.
Veterans Town Hall Event in WaterlooVeterans Town Hall Event in Waterloo
Senior leaders from the Iowa City VA Health Care System will hold a Veterans’ Town Hall event from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on December 13, 2016 in Room 420 at the Black Hawk County Courthouse in Waterloo, IA.

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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