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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.


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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 VHL helps Veterans 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:


US Department of Health and Human—Take Charge of Your Health Care

Agency for Health & Research Quality (AHRQ)Be More Involved in Your Health Care: Tips for Patients; Questions Are the Answer: Build Your Question List

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on AgingTalking with Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Medline Plus®: U.S. National Library of MedicineTalking with Your Doctor