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It Matters

Listening Matters.
Caring Matters.

It Matters celebrates VA clinicians’ desire to provide excellent health care with a focus on working collaboratively with Veterans and their loved ones to enhance Veterans’ health. Simple, friendly interactions can be a critical part of health care, creating opportunities for early detection of Veterans’ mental health challenges.

It Matters provides valuable resources for clinicians:

  • Information about why detecting mental health concerns early is important
  • Authentic testimonial videos that capture the power of provider-patient relationships in enhancing Veterans’ well being and the quality of care
  • Useful tools to help navigate a demanding workload and optimize the care given to Veterans
  • Tips on engaging earlier in the care process and preventing or detecting key mental health concerns

By encouraging respectful and caring dialogue and creating relationships with their patients, VA clinicians will discover what truly matters to their Veterans — supporting happier, healthier lives.