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About Quality of Care

Learn more about all of the resources and information the Quality of Care website has to offer.

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Diabetes Awarenesss Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and we want to educate Veterans on this serious health condition.

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Understand Your Condition

The first step in treating any medical issue is to learn about the disease. These online resources can help you understand your condition.

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What is Quality Care?

“Quality care” has many definitions, but at VA it means:

• The right type of care for your health condition
• Care that results in the best possible outcome for you
• Care delivered with attention to your concerns, needs, and life goals
• Care that keeps you safe from hazards and harm

VA strives to provide the highest quality care possible every day. This site will tell you how we’re doing! For more details about what this site has to offer, please visit our About Quality of Care page.

What does “excellence” mean in VA health care? Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Organizational Excellence, discusses what it means for everyday care to Veterans with Jacob Gadd, VHA-VSO liaison.

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Sharing decisions helps Veterans manage Diabetes

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Diabetes affects an estimated 30.3 million people in the United States or about 9.4 percent of the population.

Patients with diabetes have a lot to manage to stay healthy – paying close attention to their diet, making sure they get plenty of exercises, often managing multiple medications, and ensuring their numbers (blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol) are within their goal range.   Read more.

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In 2016, Marine Corps Veteran Brian Goodwin was unemployed, living alone and struggling with psychosis, a mental illness characterized by a disconnection from reality.  Read more.

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VA is constantly working to provide more excellent service and care for Veterans. This includes new programs and initiatives, advanced training, and renovations and improvements to enhance health care facilities. Each VA project is an opportunity to improve the delivery of services to America's heroes. Click on the region below to find out what's new in that area.

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