PEH Action Group


The Physical & Emotional Health (PEH) Action Group serves 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.


Gary Rossio, Hannah Jaime, and Vic Martin

Active PEH Members

211 San Diego
American Red Cross
Arts For Veterans
Battle Buddies
Connected Warriors
Extend a Touch
Healing Wave Aquatics
Helping Paws
Interfaith Services
InnSpot Acupuncture
Military Order of the World Wars
National University
Paws for Purple Hearts
San Diego Community Health Information Partners (CHIPS)
Recovery International
Resounding Joy
Warrior Resource Project
Wounded Warrior Tennis
VA Medical Center San Diego–Wright/Kirkman
VA Regional Office San Diego
Veteran Community Connections
Veteran Services Support
Veterans Yoga Project/WWP

Group Updates

Physical and Emotional Health Tenets 2022:

  • Encourage Community Involvement and Non-Isolation
  • Foster 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
  • Empowering Communities through Arts, Crafts, and Performance
  • Empowering Communities through Animal Support/Companion Therapies

Measurements consist of two or more partners among PEH or SDVC working in collaboration to improve service delivery and connections of veterans and their families to earned benefits. Each month we list activities to accomplish that and data collection helps verify the work done. The credit of the work of the partners who touch veteran and families one by one and is their success in improving the lives of their clients. PEH only succeeds as collaboration increases and improves service delivery. More detailed data will follow later this year. All Star Vets, Patriots Hockey, Helping Paws Animal Therapy, PTG, VA Transportation Network, the pending Blood Drive with ARC, Wave Academy,WWP, Anaheim Ducks hockey training, Connected Warrior Yoga program, C2C, VA Research on TBI, PTS, and the upcoming PSOS event at CSUSM are but a few of the connections that have helped support PEH Tenets and Goals and SDVC work.  We convene PEH members to help them have more success with their clients as do the AGs of SDVC.

View August 2022 Meeting Minutes Here