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Veterans Health Administration

VHA Program Offices

Academic Affiliations

The Office of Academic Affiliations provides information for VA staff, clinical trainees, and other learning organizations about VHA higher education programs and opportunities serving the needs of America's veterans.

National Center for Ethics

The National Center for Ethics is VHA's primary office for addressing the complex ethical issues that arise in patient care, health care management, and research.

Finance

The Finance staff deals with policy and operational issues relating to budget formulation and execution for all VHA programs, financial management, financial analyses, collections and revenue, and evaluation, analysis, and review of resource-related processes and initiatives.

Health Information

The Office of Health Information supports the computer information needs of VHA clinical and administrative staff with functions including policy, funding, customer service, system improvements and new purchases.

Medical Inspector

The Office of Medical Inspector separately examines health care issues raised by veterans and other interested parties, conducts surveys, gathers information and reports results in order to improve the quality of care provided by VHA.

Patient Care Services

The Office of Patient Care Services oversees VHA's clinical programs that support and improve veterans' health care. The VA's broad approach to veteran care incorporates expert knowledge, clinical practice and patient care guidelines in all aspects of care.

Patient Safety (National Center for Patient Safety)

The National Center for Patient Safety represents the VA's commitment to preventing and reducing unfavorable medical outcomes while enhancing the care given our patients.

Policy and Planning

The VHA Office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health (ADUSH) for Policy and Planning advises the offices of the Under Secretary for Health and Deputy Under Secretary for Health on the development, progress, impact of VHA policy, strategic planning, and knowledge/data management. Comprised of four central offices and two field-based groups, the ADUSH coordinates various aspects of VHA's national policy development and programs, collaborating with other Federal agencies that affect internal VHA planning, policy and budget.

Public Health

The Office of Public Health helps protect the health of Veterans and VA staff through research, policies, and initiatives. The needs of special populations such as Veterans exposed to military hazards, and Veterans with HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C, receive our added attention.

Quality and Performance

The Office of Quality and Performance supports VHA's commitment to excellence in providing quality veteran care. The care is based on medical research, factual information and positive patient outcomes.

Research & Development

The Office of Research and Development aims to lead the VHA in providing unique health care importance to veterans through printing research articles, reports and posting accomplishments.

Research Oversight

The Office of Research Oversight assures the safety and protection of all subjects, human and animal, involved in VHA research activities.

Vet Centers (Readjustment Counseling)

The Office of Readjustment Counseling oversees veterans' post-war adjustment, counseling and outreach services, including post traumatic stress disorder. Services are available to all veterans and family members dealing with military related issues.