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VA Employees Give Back Through Volunteering

The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is known around the world as Giving Tuesday. This global day of giving serves as a reminder that we can all contribute in some way to bettering the world around us.

A collage of photos of Washington DC VA Medical Center employees volunteering their time at the 2022 Winterhaven Stand Down event in support of homeless and at-risk Veterans.

Let's Connect!

Washington DC VA Medical Center offers several ways to stay informed about VA services, health programs and wellness events.

A graphic to advertise Washington DC VA Medical Center's social media platforms and ways to connect with Washington DC VA Medical Center online and virtually.

NBC 4 Provides Thanksgiving Meals To Veterans In Need At Washington DC VA Medical Center

NBC 4 partnered with the Greater Washington Community Foundation’s Food 4 Families Fund to alleviate hunger across Washington DC this holiday season.

Army Veteran A. Young receives a donated turkey during a visit to the Washington DC VA Medical Center Community Resource and Referral Center, where he is utilizing resources to pass his commercial driving license test in hopes of finding gainful employment.

Eating Healthy During the Holiday Season

The holidays are just around the corner, and with them come tasty treats and delicious feasts. The heavy meals and sugary sweets that often accompany Thanksgiving and Christmas can make it difficult to maintain a healthy diet this time of year.

A Wellness Wednesday graphic, with a red border and a photo of Washington DC VA Medical Center Outpatient Clinical Nutrition Manager, Ine Atuboyedia, who shares tips for eating healthy while enjoying holiday meals on this week's Wellness Wednesday article.

Washington DC VA Medical Center Hosts Great American Smokeout

Every year, the American Cancer Society hosts the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday in November to promote tobacco cessation opportunities to those looking to quit.

On this week's Wellness Wednesday, Washington DC VA Medical Center Lead Tobacco Clinician, Carrie Pineda, R.N., shares resources available to Veterans and VA staff who are interested in quitting tobacco use.

Whole Health Program Provides Ways To Relieve Stress

Washington DC VA Medical Center's Whole Health Program provides Veterans and employees with resources to combat stress through a holistic approach to caring for the mind, body and spirit of the individual.

Wellness Wednesday graphic which shows a photo of Washington DC VA Medical Center's Employee Whole Health Coordinator, Jan Tortarella, who breaks down the whole health approach to managing stress in the accompanying article.

Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer among Veterans in the United States and is predicted to claim 5,000 Veteran lives this year.

On this week's Wellness Wednesday, Washington DC VA Medical Center Chief of Pulmonary Section explains why lung cancer screening is so important for Veterans who are at risk for developing lung cancer.

Navy Veteran Shares Story Of Breast Cancer Battle

Navy Veteran Tiffany Fenix shares her story of how one VA nurse's phone call led to an early breast cancer diagnosis, and possibly saved her life.

On this week's Wellness Wednesday, we feature a photo of Navy Veteran Tiffany Fenix, and her dog Aspen. She shares how one DC VA Medical Center Nurse's phone call convinced her to get screened for breast cancer, and possibly saved her life.

Charlotte Hall CBOC Brings Dental Care Closer To Home

Washington DC VA Medical Center Dental Department opened a new Dental Clinic at the Charlotte Hall Community-Based Outpatient Clinic on Oct. 21, 2022.

Three Charlotte Hall Community Based Outpatient Center Dental employees welcome their first guest into a brand new dental clinic on Oct. 21, 2022.

Washington DC VA Medical Center Names 2022 Physician Assistant of the Year

Washington DC VA Medical Center names Erin Goheen-Thomas as the 2022 Physician Assistant of the Year.

Erin Goheen-Thomas is awarded the Washington DC VA Medical Center Physician Assistant of the Year Award for 2022.