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Cultural Competency in Healthcare
A collaborative project between the library and Office of Multicultural Affairs
The Veterans History Project (VHP) of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center is primarily an oral history program that collects and preserves the firsthand interviews of America's wartime veterans. The Veterans History Project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
Johnson, B. S., Boudiab, L. D., Freundl, M., Anthony, M., Gmerek, G. B., & Carter, J. (2013). Enhancing Veteran-centered care: A Guide for Nurses in Non-VA Settings. AJN The American Journal of Nursing, 113(7), 24–39.
"The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Health Equity is proud to join with the American Journal of Public Health to bring focus on the health equity issues specific to our nation's Veterans through the release of the VA Health Equity Supplement, American Journal of Public Health September 2014."
Consumer Friendly Information About Veterans Health
Authoritative mental health information and resources for Veterans and their families. The Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans and Families (also available in Spanish) is intended for Veterans, Veteran family members, members of Veterans Services Organizations, or members of other groups interested in VA mental health care.
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
VA Mobile Health aims to improve the health of Veterans by providing technologies that expand clinical care beyond the traditional office visit. Apps are developed for both Veterans and VA care teams, offering safe and secure mobile access to patient data, and providing more opportunities for Veterans to be active participants in their health care.