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Toothbrush in front of smiling mouth.VA Dental Insurance Program - VADIP
Veterans enrolled in VA health care and CHAMPVA beneficiaries have the opportunity to purchase dental insurance coverage at a reduced cost through Delta Dental and MetLife.
Mark McGrath from Surgar RayFree BBQ and Concert
Veterans, Military Members and Families are invited to a FREE Texas Style BBQ and concert featuring Sugar Ray on Nov. 9, at the Wadsworth Theatre at the West Los Angeles Medical Center.
Westport Project Manager Bud Cummings (left), GLA Chief of Mental Health Bill Daniels (middle), and Senior Resident Engineer for GLA Rick Peterson (right) in front of Building 209.Construction Project Benefitting Homeless Veterans
Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System officials recently toured the construction site of Building 209, a Therapeutic and Supportive Residence for Veterans. The renovation project reaches the 6-month mark on July 25.
Screen shot of the new designWe have a New Look!
We know that you consider this website our front door. And we want you to feel welcome. Our new look is designed to help you easily and quickly access information with intuitive and easy-to-use navigation.
Charles O. Green - Associate Chief, GLA OutreachVeterans…Get the Healthcare You Deserve
Get enrolled in VA Healthcare! Greater Los Angeles Veterans, take full advantage of the health care benefits you’ve earned. Charles Green, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System’s Associate Chief of outreach can help you understand your health care entitlements.
Left to right (front row): Congressman Henry Waxman, LA City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, VA GLA Director Donna Beiter, VA Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs Joan Mooney and LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky break ground on the Building 209 renovation project.Groundbreaking Benefitting LA Homeless Veterans
VA hosts groundbreaking ceremony at the West LA Medical Center for a project benefitting LA homeless Veterans on Jan. 25. Once renovation is complete, Building 209 will serve as a therapeutic and supportive residence for chronically homeless Veterans.
Dana Melching and Martha S. WaiteInnovation in Treatment
GLA is at the forefront of many mental health treatment innovations. One such innovation in treatment delivery is the integration of mental health into the primary care setting.
Christopher SandlesMeet Christopher Sandles
Christopher Sandles was appointed Assistant Director of GLA on February 26, 2012. As the newest member of the GLA executive team, he assumes responsibility for Human Resources, Environmental Management Service, Nutrition and Food Service, Safety/Emergency Management, Canteen, Prosthetics, and Policy/Correspondence.
David Damico and friendsRoasted Beets and Sautéed Beet Greens
Guess who is Sharing a Recipe? LAACC’s David Damico, MPH, RD, CDE. "I often cook this dish for people who say they don't like vegetables, because beets are one of the sweetest vegetables there is. Beets are a good source of folate, Vitamin C, and Potassium and the greens offer fiber, Magnesium and Vitamin A."
Judge Tynan speaking with VeteransGraduation 2012 Arrives Early for Los Angeles County Veteran
Famous, an Air Force Vietnam Veteran who spent nearly two decades in and out of the court system and on the streets, is one of seven GLA Veterans who successfully completed LA’s first and only Veteran’s Court program.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Outside building photoOpening Soon: New Polytrauma-Rehabilitiation Center
New Polytrauma and Rehabilitation Center in Tampa to open soon. The first stop for Veterans on the road to recovery and home, the state-of-the-art facility provides home-like, healing environment.
A man uses an iPad at a tableHelp with Concussions in Veterans' Hands Today
Knowledge learned by VA in treating Traumatic Brain Injury helped develop Concussion Coach, a mobile app with tools to assess symptoms and help with coping strategies.
A smiling woman counts change to a man at a kitchen counterHelping Veterans Find and Keep a Home
Occupational therapist Sarah Scalia assesses Veterans (105 so far) to ensure they are able to maintain the affordable housing provided them through the HUD-VASH program.
A woman and a man talk and point to a brochurePeer Specialists Held in High Regard by Veterans
Peer specialist program: Veterans who have recovered from mental illness serve as role models for other Veterans. Veterans will connect better with those who have experienced the same things.
Runners start a race on a trackHow Can I Live a Healthier Life?
Take charge of your health care. It’s never too late to get back on track and start taking steps towards a healthier you by getting informed, developing healthy habits, and enrolling in health care.
yoga poseStudy to Help Women Vets Coping with MST
VA to launch study of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction this year to determine if it can help relieve symptoms of PTSD in women vets who have experienced military sexual trauma.
The face of a manWhy Slow Down?
Four hundred Veterans are participating in the Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. It’s the world-leader in adaptive winter sports for Veterans, active duty servicemen and women with disabilities.
A man with a prosthetic leg and his son work out on exercise ballsWeight Loss for Those with Disabilities
Veterans and others with disabilities can lose weight through a program that involves phone calls and a Web-based remote coaching tool. The approach is low-cost and effective, say researchers.
Woman holds up an image of the food pyramidCan Good Nutrition Save Your Life?
VA wants to help you get in shape, think about nutrition, live longer and have a healthy, energetic life. VA registered dietitians are here to assist you with your nutrition and health concerns.
Face of a woman Veteran with a shirt that reads Live FreeVeterans Tell Their Stories
At the VA in Madison, Wis., the life histories of patients are written down and included in their medical charts. This gives caregivers a better understanding of the human being they are treating.

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