What Is the VITAL Initiative?
Care Coordination
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Even if a Veteran feels fit, deployment and military careers can take a toll. We want to help ensure that Veterans are receiving the best support possible that they have earned by serving their country. We do this by helping the Veteran navigate the VA and other systems, so opportunities that can support educational and career pursuits are not missed. Here are some of the ways we can help. If you require a service or help not listed, please contact your local VITAL staff to see how we can help.

Enrollment in VA Services
  • VA Health Benefits
    Assist in completing the VA healthcare enrollment form to apply for healthcare benefits or update your information.

Did you know?

While we may not be able to assist you directly with some Veteran specific services, we can help you locate allied professionals to assist with:

  • ┬ĆEducational Benefits
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Service Connection Claims
  • Certification on Campus


Coordination of Physical and Mental Health Care
  • VA
    We can help coordinate your physical and mental health care needs.

  • Vet Center
    We can help connect Veterans with readjustment counseling through the local Vet Centers

  • Community Resources
    Finding outside programs and organizations if needs exist outside of the VA

  • College Setting
    Provide support regarding academic actions and/or conduct issues.
Setting Up Disability Services

Did you know?

Many VITAL sites are able to provide psychological evaluations for academic accommodations. Please contact your local VITAL site to see if service is available in your area.

Colleges and universities are required to have disability services on campus to support each individual’s specific needs. These needs can range from hearing and visual impairment to psychological concerns. Many VITAL sites may be able to set up time to talk with you to find out your needs and help you obtain the necessary documentation required to receive academic accommodations. This could involve working with campus services to see if you meet the requirements or criteria to receive assistance such as:

  • Assistive Technology Devices
    (hearing aids, screen-reader software, SmartPens)

  • Assistive Physical Supports
    (seating support)

  • Assistive Psychological Supports
    (priority registration for classes, note-taking assistance, extended time for tests)
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