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Effort Will Expand Care to Veterans in Rural Areas

The Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eric Shinseki have announced a joint effort to expand health care delivery to veterans living in rural areas. The agreement between the two agencies promotes collaboration between VA facilities and private hospitals and clinics, and is supported by $983,100 in grants to improve access and coordination of care through telehealth and health information exchanges in rural areas. For more information, go to