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Veteran Community Partnerships

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About VCP

Veteran Community Partnerships (VCPs) are organized partnerships through which local VA facilities connect with state and local community services and agencies to:

  • Develop and foster strong relationships
  • Enhance and improve access to care, services and benefits
  • Promote seamless transitions
  • Educate community agencies and VA providers
  • Support caregivers and families
  • Measure results through shared reporting

To find a VCP in your area, view the VCP Roster.

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Why VCP?
VCP provides an innovative, flexible, relevant and useful approach to establish and nurture community partnerships that facilitate and improve access to care, benefits and services from VA and community partners for Veterans, families and their caregivers.

VCP Expansion: 
The Veteran Community Partnership initiative plans to expand to every VA medical center by September 2024. Guidance for VCP’s expansion and strategic plan is provided by subject matter experts from a dozen VHA National Centers and Offices along with ex-officio involvement from national non-VA organizations.

How can my VA Medical Center develop a VCP?

VCP trainings are available to assist VA facilities to develop a VCP within their communities.  To learn more about VCP and training opportunities, please contact VCP's Leadership Team at

VCP Reporting System

  • The VCP Reporting System is a database that VCP Co-Chairs use to record their VCP activities and events throughout the fiscal year (October 1 through September 30).
  • The information is compiled at the end of each fiscal year for the VCP Summary of Activities.  
  • The VCP Reporting System captures and displays quantitative and qualitative data, locally and nationally, that includes:
    Graphic of View Summary Report page in the VCP online Reporting System with step-by-step instructions: Step 1 – Select the Reports tab, Step 2 – Select Summary tab, Step 3 – Select the VISN and any site or select view all VISNs and all sites, Step 4 – View the site data on the left (or all sites data), Step 5 – View the national data on the right.
    • Number of VA staff participating in a VCP
    • Number and type of community organizations involved in VCPs
    • Number of meetings held
    • Number and type of events that occurred within VCP locations throughout the VA community
    • Anecdotes
    • Changes in practice
    • And more
  • VCP Co-Chairs can access the VCP Reporting System to enter their data or to view what is happening at other VCPs across the country and to produce Summary Reports.
If you are unable to gain access to the VCP Reporting System, email or consult the VCP User Instruction Guide.

VCP Resources


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  • The VCP Toolkit includes:
    • Overview of VCPs
    • 8 Steps to Form a VCP
    • Tips for Building a Strong Foundation
    • Potential VCP Activities and Projects
    • 20 appendices

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Annual Review of VCP Activities

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