The United States Department of Veteran Affairs, or VA, tracks a lot of data. It’s a massive entity, serving over 18 million across the country. With sprawling services available – providing access to anyone would be challenging. That said, providing services to those in rural communities, which the VA estimates is somewhere around 4.7 million vets, is an even bigger challenge. Vets choose to live in rural communities for a variety of reasons. However, providing services in those communities is still vital. This week, Dr. Marek Kopacz and Kelly Mohrman of the VA Health System are in-studio discussing the work being done in form of outreach; and research to better serve vets across the board.