Health Education - VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
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Health Education

Patient Education Resource Center (PERC)

Three PERCs are located within the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. PERCs are walk-in centers for health information. Each center is run by a PERC Coordinator. Each PERC Coordinator has a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) degree. With this degree, each PERC Coordinator is a trained expert in the field of health education and health promotion. The PERC team also includes the Veteran Health Education Coordinator (VHEC). The VHEC is responsible for overall health education and health promotion needs within the Greater Los Angeles area.

Services Offered

PERC offers Veterans information on diseases and conditions, tests and procedures, medications, and healthy habits through:

  • Books
  • Brochures/handouts
  • Health classes
  • Health counseling
  • Health events
  • Models
  • On-line tools
  • Posters
  • Video/DVD


Vanessa Soto, MPH, CHES
Building 500, Room 1606
310-478-3711 Ext. 43964

Rachel Rosen, MPH
SACC PERC Coordinator
Building 200, Room 2500

Fiona Hwang, MPH
LAACC PERC Coordinator
Room A336
213-253-2677 Ext. 24573

Kenneth Cobb, MS, M.Ed
Veterans Health Education Coordinator (VHEC)
Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center (LAACC)
213-253-2677 Ext. 24564