LVMAC Tidbit: How to React to the Coronavirus Issue

March 20, 2020

One of the more clear-headed websites on what to do in reaction to the coronavirus (COVID-19) issue is found here.  Nothing fancy; no shtick; a good resource.  Applies no matter your health provider in the main.

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As of 20 March 2020

 


LVMAC Tidbit: Suffering from Military Sexual Trauma?

February 5, 2020

Lehigh Valley Health Network Wishes to Help

The Veteran Health Program of Lehigh Valley Hospital Network (LVHN) has been conducting focus groups with women veterans and service members who experienced military sexual trauma (MST). The intent of these focus groups is to learn how MST has affected their healthcare.

On 10 February beginning at 5:30 p.m., the final focus group will be held at Moravian College’s Reeves Library on the main campus.

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LVMAC Tidbit:  Up for Telegenic Urgent Care?

January 28, 2020

Tele Urgent Care is now available in VISN 4, which means our Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center Healthcare Network is providing it.  Veterans can now obtain care with the ease of a video chat. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Shout-out for Participants for MST Focus Group

January 25, 2020

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As of 24 January 2018

 


Forward Observer: Something for Other Veterans Organizations to Consider for Their Own Well-Being?

November 19, 2019

Momentum for PA VFW’s No Smoking Indoors Campaign Continues to March On

LVMAC Poster Art 2005There has been loads of talk these days about improving the well-being of military veterans and their families.   But without the well-being of chartered veterans organizations such as the VFW, The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS, Vietnam Veterans of America and others also being maintained, that prospect instantly becomes harder.  The veterans benefits we have today were largely hard-earned through these organizations. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Wilkes-Barre Holds First VA Healthcare Enrollment Fair in Allentown

October 3, 2019

Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center to Host VA Enrollment Fair in Allentown

 VA Enrollment Fair, Thursday, October 24th from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Allentown Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 3110 Hamilton Blvd. Allentown, PA 18103.

A Veteran’s eligibility for health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is based on a variety of criteria related to their service.  Although not all Veterans are eligible for VA health care, most Veterans who served on active duty with an other than dishonorable discharge are eligible to receive some level of care through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Just as VA Healthcare eligibility criteria changes over time, so may a Veteran’s eligibility for care.  A Veteran once deemed ineligible for VA health care may become eligible if they experience changes in income level, health, or suffer a catastrophic event. Read the rest of this entry »


Forward Observer: Bethany Church Launches Effort to Address PTSD and Trauma

September 19, 2019

LVMAC Poster Art 2005It is in the formative stage, but the Bethany Church located in the Macungie area, will be hosting two workshops to promote a better understanding PTSD — with the intention of starting a peer-to-peer support group afterwards, if successful.  Led by Scotty Coyle, Pastor of Discipleship and also a current war, combat veteran, the approach is non-clinical, for he is not a clinical psychologist.  However, he is an experienced counselor who has studied PTSD treatments.

It is unfortunate that some veterans Read the rest of this entry »


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