Veterans Day has come and gone, but the health care needs of active duty personnel and veterans never leave. All nurses—no matter where they work--can do their part to help veterans access the care they need
by becoming more aware of the government-sponsored health services that are available, and then passing that information to veterans and their families.
- Check out the American Nurses Association's (ANA) House of Delegates resolution, “Health Care for Veterans and Their Families.”
- Learn about the range of services offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), facility locations, and eligibility requirements. Go to www.myhealth.va.gov/.
- For information about health care services provided to active duty and retired military personnel, go to www.health.mil/. This Web site also includes resources aimed at helping wounded soldiers and their families as they move toward recovery.