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January 2015

Be Involved in Your Health Care:

There are many ways to take an active role.  Work with your health care team to improve your health.


Veterans Health Library---

The Veterans Health Library (VHL) offers Veterans, their families and caregivers 24/7 Internet access to comprehensive, Veteran-focused health information that’s consistent with VA clinical practice. Its information, resources, and tools are engaging, “Veteran-friendly” and written in “plain language”.  No matter where Veterans receive care, VHL helps them understand and manage health problems, make informed health decisions, and actively partner with their health care teams. Items within the VHL on Be Involved in Your Health Care include:

  • Take Charge of Your Health
    Most people depend on different doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and insurance companies for their health care. It's a team effort, and you are the most important member of the team.

Agency for Health & Research Quality  (AHRQ)

National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Aging

Medline Plus®: U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) 

  • Talking With Your Doctor* 
    Information that will help you get the information you need and make the most of your visit to the doctor.

* indicates non-VA website.