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How VA patient advocates help Veterans

Did you know that VA patient advocates have been serving Veterans for over 30 years? And that the VA Office of Patient Advocacy (OPA) has been working with patient advocates at the national level for almost four years to provide quality services and policies to ensure Veterans receive the care they need? While the national office may be new, the work patient advocates in VA medical facilities across the country do to advocate on behalf of Veterans, their families and their caregivers is not.

Patient advocates are continually helping Veterans get answers to questions about all aspects of their health care experience and working with fellow staff members to resolve concerns raised by Veterans. The local Patient Advocacy program is a resource available to every Veteran who receives care at VA medical facilities. Read more @


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