Physical & Emotional Health Action Group

Goal:  The PEH will serve as a conduit of Information & as a catalyst for activity in all SDVC endeavors related to physical and emotional health of our veteran population in the San Diego County area.  Our efforts will identify resources to maximize delivery of timely, effective, and value added services directly to the veteran and their support network.  Our goal is to promote good health and well being.

Board Champion: Gary Rossio

Co-Champion: Mike Sloan

Active PEH Members: ACVOW- San Diego VA- All Star Vets- Operation Engage America- Resounding Joy- The Soldiers Project- Progressive Results- 2-1-1 San Diego- Courage to Call- VetArt- Connected- PAVE- San Diego VA Regional Office- CalVet- Connected Warrior Program- VA Medical Center- VetBizCommunity- Headstrong Project- Soldiers Who Salsa- eTherapyFinder.com.

Tenets of Physical and Emotional Health:

  • Encouragement and Community Involvement and Non-Isolation
  • Mental Health Fitness that promotes harmonious personal and professional relationships
  • Reaching out and promoting intervention to prevent suicide
  • Encouragement of veteran community to attain optimal physical Fitness
  • Coordination with medical personnel to encourage regular medical check ups

Goal update  Physical Health:  AHA set a new standard for High Blood Pressure by lowering the reading from 140/90 to 130/80.   ? Have you had yours checked lately.  Encourage your clients to have theirs read and have an annual PE.  Also, please get your flu shot.

Goal  Update:  Data Collection– SD UNITED 1424 clients served since  April 2017.  Housing (48%) Employment (16%) and Food (7%) top three area clients seek help. Ages groups 26-44 are 41 % of the clients and 69% male.  All providers in SDVC should consider  joining SD UNITED.  Contact Steve Alt.

Remember 877-698-7838 – Peer Support Line

Please take a moment to read over the inaugural newsletter for PAVE (Physician Advocates for Veterans). http://pave4vets.org/pave-summer-newsletter-2016/

Also, check out this article on handling pain through yoga! http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/military/sd-me-yoga-pain-20170803-story.html