National Center for Healthcare Advancement and Partnerships
Veteran Community Partnerships
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.
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.
The Veteran Community Partnership initiative plans to expand to every VA medical center by September 2024 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.
To learn more about VCP and training opportunities, please contact VCP's Leadership Team at VCP@va.gov.
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 Annual Report.
- The VCP Reporting System captures and displays quantitative and qualitative data, locally and nationally, that includes:
- 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
- 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.
- VCP FY19 Annual Report
- Previous Annual Reports are available by request
- VCP Toolkit
- VCP Toolkit Appendicies
- Veteran Community Partnerships Overview: VCP 101 on TMS VCP 101
- VCP Overview PowerPoint
- VA Training for community partners
- VA 101
- VA Benefits
- Empathy for Our Heroes
- Suicide Prevention for Veterans
- PsychArmor Institute (free online courses to engage effectively with the military community)
- 15 Things Veterans Want You to Know – Online Course
- For community outreach/education: https://psycharmor.org/courses/15-things-veterans-want-you-to-know (15 minute version)
- For healthcare providers: https://psycharmor.org/courses/15-things-veterans-want-know-healthcare-providers (CE credits available)
- Course Notes
- Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) Map
- Veteran Demographics
- VA Core I CARE Values and Characteristics
- MyVA Communities
- VA Caregiver Support
- VA Center for Compassionate Care Innovation
- VA Geriatrics and Extended Care
- VA Patient Centered Care
- VA Homeless Veterans
- VA Returning Service Members
- VA Center for Women Veterans
- VA Office of Diversity and Inclusion
- VA Mental Health
- VHA Office of Rural Health
- VA Voluntary Service
How can my VA Medical Center or Community Based Outpatient Clinic 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@va.gov.