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South Santa Rosa VA Clinic Expands Services for Veterans

Sonoma County Veterans now have access to our new VA clinic, specifically designed with their health care needs in mind.

Committed to Continuous Improvement: Highlighting Projects from the 2021 San Francisco VA Health Care System Innovation and Improvement Fair

SFVAHCS hosts an Innovation and Improvement (I&I) Fair, a unique opportunity to highlight staff-led projects designed to advance VA care and services to the entire facility and the community of Veterans we serve.

Innovation and Improvement

COVID-19 Vaccine: How to talk about COVID-19 Boosters with those you care about this holiday season

Suggestions for having constructive, compassionate conversations with those you care about regarding getting the COVID-19 booster or vaccine.

talking to family about boosters

SFVAHCS Researchers Lead Efforts in Race-Free Approach to Kidney Health

The task force, co-chaired by SFVAHCS's very own Dr. Cynthia Delgado, recommended that current race-based equations should be replaced by a substitute that is accurate, representative, unbiased, and provides a standardized approach to diagnosing kidney diseases.

HUD-VASH program provides comprehensive care for aging Veterans facing homelessness

HUD-VASH is a collaborative program between HUD and VA that combines HUD housing vouchers with VA supportive services to help Veterans who are homeless and their families find and sustain permanent housing.

Race-free approach to estimating kidney function

In 2020, NKF and ASN formed a task force, including several VA professionals recommending increased use of cystatin C combined with creatinine for a reliable way to check kidney function. It also recommended a new calculator to estimate eGFR that estimates kidney function without a race variable.

Drs. Estrella and Shlipak