VA Rural Health Enterprise-Wide Initiatives



VHA Office of Rural Health (ORH)


Describes the enterprise-wide initiatives currently supported by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Rural Health. Shares the work of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) national programs to provide healthcare services in VA hospitals and health systems to veterans residing in rural areas across the nation. Outlines programs to address primary care, specialty care, mental health, care coordination, workforce training and education, transportation, and more. Includes virtual training for providers on substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery, as well as a pharmacy-based program to increase access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for rural veterans with opioid use disorder.

Geographic Coverage



Health and Wellness • Healthcare Workforce • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) • Mental Health • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Suicide and Suicide Prevention • Teleservices and Technology • Transportation • Treatment • Veterans • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse