"Understanding Rural Veterans": a new project by the GJ VA

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) The Grand Junction VA hospital is working on improving access to healthcare for rural veterans. It unveiled a new project on Monday called "Understanding Rural Veterans."

The project showcases interviews with 15 veterans across the country living in rural areas, and two care providers.

The interviews were about the issues the vets face on a day to day basis when it comes to accessing healthcare.

Rural veterans across the country face some of the same challenges, according to the VA.

"Some of the main issues were access to specialty providers and then transportation issues, the amount of time it takes to come into the clinics or the VA hospital," said Eric Deveau, an innovation specialist.

They started this project because they're looking to modernize the way they do healthcare.

The project will be sent to Washington DC. It will be used to try and make access better across the country.

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