The Health and Resource Initiative for Veterans Everywhere (THRIVE) is an innovative, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art program designed to provide outreach and services to our most vulnerable and underserved veterans, including rural and homeless veterans.
THRIVE online, the educational arm of THRIVE is a joint collaboration between Stanford University and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Read more »
Featured Videos and Highlights
Patient Stories: Heroes on the Water
Healing wounded spirits. Restoring the warriors' hearts through kayak fishing. Heroes on the Water help wounded warriors or injured military personnel to relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate with society through kayak fishing and outdoor activities.
Patient Stories: Can We Talk?
Veterans on Health Care Decision Day
Numerous patients families and health personnel gather together in Palo Alto to enthusiastically celebrate the National Health Care Decisions Day on April 16th.
New Expert Talk: Stress of Family Caregiving During Chronic Illness
Jean S. Kutner, MD, MSPH
Gordon Meiklejohn Endowed Professor, Head Division of General Internal Medicine,
University of Colorado School of Medicine
In this video talk, Dr. Kutner summarizes key issues in Family Caregiving. Caregivers often are referred to as the “hidden patients” as they suffer from a number of stress-induced problems associated with their caregiving role.
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Expert Talk: Oscar the Cat
Joan M. Teno, MD, MS
Professor of Community Health, Warrent Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University
In this video talk, Dr. Teno introduces us to Oscar the Cat, a hospice pet who gained international fame because of his ability to predict the death of patients. Through Oscar's story, we are given three valuable lessons on caring for persons with Advanced Dementia.
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