VHA Office of Rural Health (ORH) Resources

Expert Help & Training

VA Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) Expansion in Specialty Care

Trains providers via telehealth on different specialties relevant to providing healthcare services and treatment for veterans, especially those residing in rural communities. Includes training and discussion on chronic kidney disease, hepatitis C, and pain management.

Sponsor: VHA Office of Rural Health (ORH)

Information

VA Rural Health Enterprise-Wide Initiatives

Describes the enterprise-wide initiatives (EWIs) currently supported by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Rural Health. EWIs expand upon 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. EWIs address primary care, specialty care, mental health, care coordination, workforce training and education, transportation, and more.

Sponsor: VHA Office of Rural Health (ORH)

Treatment & Services

VA Telehealth Clinical Resource Hubs (CRH)

Brings together primary care, mental health, and specialty care clinicians and communities facing challenges through telehealth connections to meet the needs of rural and Native American veterans. Provides increased access to healthcare services across veteran populations facing geographic or social barriers to care. CRH consists of integrated care teams that focus on whole health approaches to treating pain, substance use disorder (SUD), and other mental health conditions.

Sponsor: VHA Office of Rural Health (ORH)
VA Telephone Lifestyle Coaching Program (TLC)

Provides telephone-based lifestyle coaching to veterans with services focused on areas such as alcohol use, food consumption, weight management, stress reduction, and more.

Sponsor: VHA Office of Rural Health (ORH)
Vets Prevail

Provides online, subscription-based cognitive behavioral therapy services to help veterans readjust to everyday life after military service. Addresses reintegration challenges related to mental health and other conditions by providing interactive multimedia lessons, diagnostic self-assessments, and peer support. Service free to veterans.

Sponsor: VHA Office of Rural Health (ORH)