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Text messaging improves access, reducing thousands of missed appointments.VEText transforms scheduling process
WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs recently launched VEText, a text messaging appointment-reminder system, which to date has helped VA reduce no-show medical visits by more than 100,000.
Once treatment starts, you should stay an active player in your careSigns of Good PTSD Care
As a veteran with PTSD, you deserve the best treatment available. Whether you are seen at VA, in a Vet Center, or by a community provider, you need to feel sure that your care is working for you
Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit RegistryAirborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry
Were you exposed to smoke from burn pits, oil well fires or other harmful pollution during deployment? The #BurnPitRegistry can help identify health conditions related to airborne hazards you may have been exposed to.
May is Menthal Health Month - Share the PossibilitiesMental Health Month
This month, Share the Possibilities. What do the words “mental health” mean to you? For some, these words bring to mind symptoms and conditions — struggles with anxiety, insomnia, anger, isolation, depression.
Fisher House Connecticut will be dedicated on May 4Fisher House Dedication Set for May 4
The 16-suite house will provide temporary accommodations for the eligible family members and caregivers of veterans receiving inpatient care at the West Haven campus. Families stay at no cost.
Text Message Appointment Reminders & Cancellation SystemVEText "No Show" Campaign
In fiscal year 2017, 9.2 million appointments went unused across VHA due to patients that missed an appointment and failed to cancel. ​The purpose is to reduce the number of no-shows by marketing new advances.
March is National Women's History Month"Nevertheless, She Persisted"
March is National Women's History month, This year's theme is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” VA joins the nation in honoring the contributions of women.
February is Heart Health Month. Know Your Numbers.Know Your Numbers
February is American Heart Month. VA Women's Health Services in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA) is joining this national movement to raise awareness and education about heart disease and stroke.
Stop. Take a Breath. Be Mindful.Practice Mindfulnesss
Mindfulness is the state of moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgment. Being mindful is noticing what is happening right now without judging or trying to fix it.
On Nov. 29, VA recognized its Red Coat Patient Ambassadors and volunteers. Red Coat Ambassadors greet and escort visitors and patients, offer information and directions, provide a listening ear and help find solutions to their concerns.Red Coat Ambassadors
On Nov. 29, VA recognized its Red Coat Patient Ambassadors and volunteers. Red Coat Ambassadors greet and escort visitors and patients, offer information and directions, provide a listening ear and help find solutions.

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