As VA enters the new millennium, health care needs of older veterans remain a high priority. Through its early and continued response to a demographic aging imperative, VA has demonstrated leadership in geriatric research, clinical program development, and professional education. VA’s health care network structure presents great opportunities for comprehensive, coordinated care and evaluation of innovative service delivery models. Lessons learned from VA’s past and future aging initiatives will benefit veterans and their families as well as all older Americans.
SUSAN G. COOLEY JUDITH A. SALERNO
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