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VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System

Local Features

Town Hall Meeting in Greenfield, MAVeterans Town Hall Underway
On February 9th at 5:30pm in the Sloan Theater on the Greenfield Community College campus in Greenfield, Massachusetts, VA Central Western Massachusetts HCS will host the first Veterans Town Hall meeting of the year.
Fitchburg clinic moves next doorVA Fitchburg moves To Phillip J. Philbin Building
The Fitchburg Outpatient Clinic staff . The new Fitchburg VA clinic space is on the back side of the Phillip J. Philbin Federal Building (Fitchburg Post Office) at 881 Main Street Fitchburg, MA.
MOVE! encourages a healthy eating planStrive for a healthy weight
Want to get in shape for the summer? Veterans enrolled in VA health care can register for MOVE!, a national weight management program designed to help Veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health.
Women's History MonthWomen in Science and Technology
Join us for our celebrationof Women's History Month as we recognize women who have made significant contributions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
VA offers smoke cessation classesDon't Give Up On Quitting
No matter how long you’ve been smoking or trying to quit, you can be smoke-free. Quitting smoking is a challenge, but it is also the single most important thing that you can do to improve your health.
Three generations of family members gathered around the dinner tableNew Site for Guide to Long Term Care
The Long-Term Care Guide offers tools for you to plan ahead and involve your family member or support person, social worker and care team in making plans and decisions that are best for you.
Ruth Wheeler celebrated her 60 years as a VA volunteerRuth Wheeler: A Milestone in Volunteering
The second-longest serving volunteer in the VA system and the longest serving VA Volunteer in New England works right here in the VA Northampton Campus Business Office. Her name is Ruth Wheeler of Northampton.
VA clinicWorcester and Fitchburg realignment actions announced
VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System has announced important changes for Worcester and Fitchburg VA patients.
My HealtheVet emblemWorcester Clinic first in nation with MY HEALTHeVET milestone
The Worcester Community-Based Outpatient Clinic became the first in the nation to hit an important milestone with My HealtheVet, the on-line program offered by the VA that allows Veterans to access their personal health records via the Internet.
Veterans talk to program managerGetting information to Veterans
VA hosted an information fair in partnership with Greenfield Community College's VetNet, GCC's organization for student Veterans.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Image of an older woman and a younger woman sitting together at a table.Women Vets and Violence
A year ago, the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program was launched at the Beckley VA Medical Center in West Virginia. The state ranks 13th in domestic homicides and suicides.
A doctor visits a patient in his home and takes his hand. Sharing Advantages of VA Home Based Care
When a VA doctor read a letter in the paper that it was almost impossible for a primary care doctor to truly connect with patients and their families, he shares VA is able to do just that.
Black and white image of Veteran Patient standing with a implanted prosthetic, a close up of the legs and wheel chair.Surgical Implant Prosthesis for Veteran Amputees
Prosthesis devices for Veteran amputees took a giant step this year with the development of a prosthetic leg that is surgically implanted. A Veteran in the trial says, I can feel the ground again.
Veteran patient working with a member of Voluntary ServicesMarking 70 Years of Volunteers Serving Veterans
One of the most important things we give each other is our attention. VAs Volunteers have been doing this for 70 years. This week we salute and thank them for their dedication.
A Veteran in a wheelchair poses next to an accessible ramp to his houseOccupational Therapists in Home Based Primary Care
As key team members in Home Based Primary Care, VA's Occupational Therapists make it possible for home-bound Veterans with complex health care needs to enjoy meaningful lives.
A man captures a pencil rubbing of a Servicemember's name engraved on the Vietnam WallVA Honors Vietnam Vets for Service and Sacrifice
VA is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam on March 29 with Vietnam Veterans Day. It is a long-overdue opportunity to honor and thank our Vietnam Veterans.
A Veteran being treated by his VA doctorVeterans with Epilepsy: You are not alone
Over 300,000 US soldiers have been diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury since 2000, many at risk for epilepsy. New VHA online videos show how Vets with epilepsy are able to live full, successful lives.
Image of female Airman tossing old uniforms into a firepit to be burnedWere you exposed to burn pits while deployed?
If you have experienced respiratory symptoms or health conditions that may be related to exposure to burn pits while deployed, you should register in the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry.
A Veteran with TBI working with a therapist on the computerImprovements in Brain Injury Data Collection
The Department of Veteran Affairs Traumatic Brain Injury Registry monitors Veterans who may have a traumatic brain injury in order to provide early medical intervention. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month.
VA Social Worker Maria Beltran speaking with a homeless VeteranHer Mission Rescuing Phoenix Homeless Veterans
Army Veteran Maria Beltran, one of six outreach coordinators at the Phoenix VA, spends her days trying to get homeless Veterans off the street and into a place they can call home.

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