A new resource is now available to veterans and their families for health and healthcare-related information. This online library provides reliable information on topics ranging from diseases to rehabilitation and medication. The library is geared to give veterans access to information that will allow them to take charge of their own health and well-being.
The library was developed by Veterans Health Administration clinical experts in an effort to provide information that is specific to the unique needs of veterans. It contains over 1,500 information sheets and 150 videos to help veterans to learn about topics such as PTSD, Agent Orange exposure, combat-related injury, and traumatic brain injury. Also, information about staying healthy mentally, emotionally, and physically, is available through the program. Topics that are not readily available on other websites are made easily accessible here.
The VHL plans to focus its content and design to a veteran-specific audience. The Veterans Health Administration intends to address health issues that are most pressing to veterans and their families right now. The VA hopes that this new resource will allow veterans to feel informed when making a health care plan with their providers. Also, the library will be available to VHA providers directly so that medical staff can work in collaboration with patients in developing a comprehensive plan.