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Rethinking Pharmacy Access Improves Care for Homeless Veterans

Rethinking Pharmacy Access Improves Care for Homeless Veterans

Housing and mental health have always been intrinsically intertwined in the VA’s efforts to care for homeless veterans. As its original name—the Homeless Chronically Mentally Ill Program—made clear, the Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program focuses on providing services to veterans with serious mental health diagnoses.

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Editor-In-Chief, Chester “Trip” Buckenmaier III, MD, COL (ret.), MC, USA

That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck.

“That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck.” – Jake Tapper, CNN

On Sept. 29, 2020, the first presidential debate was hosted in Cleveland by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic. Like millions of other Americans who believe the upcoming election is one of the most consequential in our 244-year history, I settled in with a beer to watch. I have been consuming the historical fiction series, “Vikings,” on Hulu that involves considerable hacking and slashing battle scenes. During the course of the debate, I was tempted to turn back to “Vikings” for something a little less traumatic and disturbing.

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Rethinking Pharmacy Access Improves Care for Homeless Veterans

Rethinking Pharmacy Access Improves Care for Homeless Veterans

Housing and mental health have always been intrinsically intertwined in the VA’s efforts to care for homeless veterans. As its original name—the Homeless Chronically Mentally Ill Program—made clear, the Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program focuses on providing services to veterans with serious mental health diagnoses.

That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck.

“That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck.” – Jake Tapper, CNN

On Sept. 29, 2020, the first presidential debate was hosted in Cleveland by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic. Like millions of other Americans who believe the upcoming election is one of the most consequential in our 244-year history, I settled in with a beer to watch. I have been consuming the historical fiction series, “Vikings,” on Hulu that involves considerable hacking and slashing battle scenes. During the course of the debate, I was tempted to turn back to “Vikings” for something a little less traumatic and disturbing.

read more