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Empower Veterans with Health Information Using My HealtheVet and Veterans Health Library

Wednesday, February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Save the date and the Zoom link for this one-hour webinar to your calendar. Registration not required. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7904147634

Have your heard about My HealtheVet and/or the Veterans Health Library? Do you know how to use them? If you do, you can make a difference in the lives of veterans.

On Wednesday, February 9, from 1pm to 2pm, two experts, Angela Hensel and Susan Haidary, will explain how you can use these two tools, and how you can tell veterans about these resources and show them how to use them. Staff, volunteers, and VA Work-Study who might have an interaction with a veteran are welcome.

The Veterans Health Library (VHL) offers Veterans, family members, and caregivers 24/7 access to comprehensive, consistent, Veteran-focused health information, no matter where the Veteran receives care. Available online at https://www.veteranshealthlibrary.va.gov/ or via My HealtheVet at https://www.myhealth.va.gov, the VHL:

  • Provides information that’s been approved by VA experts
  • Is designed to be easy for Veterans to use and understand
  • Features Veteran-specific health topics, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Agent Orange and combat-related traumatic brain injury
  • Has been improved with testing and feedback from Veterans, family members, and health care providers
  • Is available anywhere there is Internet access

My HealtheVet, VA’s Personal Health Record since 2003, offers veterans tips and tools to help partner with their VA health care teams, so together they can work to manage their health and wellness. The site has useful resources when veterans need them – available 24/7. The interactive tools are designed to enrich veterans experience with My HealtheVet and help them make informed decisions. My HealtheVet has been VA’s Personal Health Record since November 11, 2003, and since that time, continues to serve millions of Veterans worldwide. Please note that anyone can register for a My HealtheVet account by visiting www.myhealth.va.gov.

Presented by :: Susan Haidary, Angela Kumar

Susan Haidary is the Stakeholder Manager of the My HealtheVet Program Management Office, Office of Connected Care, Department of Veterans Affairs.

Angela Kumar (Hensel) is a Health Educator with VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP)

This workshop is for any staff, volunteers, or VA Work-Study who might have an interaction with veterans in public libraries in California. If you have questions, please contact boschcobb@plpinfo.org.

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Wednesday, February 9
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Veterans Connect @ the Library
Empower Veterans with Health Information Using My HealtheVet and Veterans Health Library