Education - James J. Peters VA Medical Center
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James J. Peters VA Medical Center



Returning Service Members, their Families and Friends

Family of Heroes
Learn what to expect from your veteran’s return and how to manage common challenges in adjusting to post-deployment life.

Together Strong
Be prepared to help a fellow veteran or service member. Learn how to have a conversation that can make a difference. The challenges don't end after deployment. Civilian life can be tough too. Use this free app to practice what to say and do when a peer is struggling with adjustment to civilian life. Through interactive role-play and simulations, you'll become prepared to have a conversation that will motivate a friend to seek help, build resilience, and lead a positive life.

Health Education and Disease Management

Congestive Heart Failure: How to Stay Well
Congestive heart failure is a chronic condition affecting the chambers of the heart. It develops when the ventricles of the heart cannot pump blood in sufficient volume. Consequently, blood and other fluids back up in your lungs, abdomen, liver and lower body. This video provides an overview for patients and families to manage CHF through diet and weight management and medications.

Diabetes Education
This training video provides ways to understand, monitor and manage diabetes to stay healthy through diet tips, exercise, monitoring of blood sugar levels and blood pressure, taking medications, regular exams and coping skills.

Contact Info


  • VA NY/NJ Veterans Healthcare Network
    Theodora Levine, JJP Designated Learning Officer

Contact Number(s)

  • 718-584-9000 Ext. 6907

Hours of Operation

  • Online education available 24x7