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National Center for Healthcare Advancement and Partnerships


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Local coordinators and sponsors are helping Service members transition back in to civilian communities

Help for Veterans Coming Home

Learn about the new VSPN initiative helping service members transition back to civilian life by pairing them with community sponsors & coordinators.

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Read HAP’s 2021 Annual Report

Learn about how HAP successfully facilitated partnerships for Veterans’ health and wellbeing amidst growth and change in FY21.

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HAP helps Veterans through VHA partnerships and initiatives

Patient-centered care

Learn how VHA partnerships support Veterans’ overall health, wellness, lifestyle goals and interests.

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The National Center for Healthcare Advancement and Partnerships Serves Veterans Through Partnership

The mission of the VHA National Center for Healthcare Advancement and Partnerships is to serve as a trusted resource and a catalyst for the growth of effective partnerships at the national, state, and community level and advances the health and wellbeing of Veterans through exploration of innovative, safe, and ethical emerging therapies.


VHA is committed to pursuing public-private partnerships (P3s) and exploring new and innovative ways to support VA’s mission. To meet large scale and complex challenges requiring cross-sector solutions and collaboration, VHA engages in P3s that leverage the full range of our Nation’s talent, ingenuity, and commitment to action. These partnerships not only further VA’s mission and priorities, but also build capacity and create platforms for sharing resources to better serve Veterans, their families, caregivers, survivors, and other beneficiaries. Enhancing community partnerships is an important component of VHA’s strategic direction. Partnerships facilitated by HAP support VHA’s commitment to providing excellent customer service, restoring public trust, and delivering personalized, proactive, patient-driven health care.

To share a partnership opportunity or consult with HAP on a non-monetary partnership, please contact our office via email:

VHA staff can find out more about HAP, including our consultative services for establishing a partnership, on our internal website (This is available on the intranet only. If you have intranet access copy and paste this URL into your browser:


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