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Thu, 2 Jul 2020 11:46:00 EDT

VA reinstates in-person services at 100 hospitals across the country
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today, as of mid-June, more than 100 VA medical facilities and medical centers (VAMCs) have reinstated at least one in-person service within their direct health care delivery system after certain serv More...

Wed, 1 Jul 2020 11:09:00 EDT

National Academies affirms scientific necessity of VA canine research
WASHINGTON - A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) study has affirmed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) position that canine research is 'scientifically necessary' for certain areas of research that benefit seriously di More...

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:00:00 EDT

VA launches COVID-19 screening tool
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the launching of a digital COVID-19 screening tool to streamline Veteran access to medical care during the coronavirus pandemic. More...

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:02:00 EDT

VA rolls out simplified travel reimbursement system for Veterans, beneficiaries
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is rolling out a new system in July for Veterans and eligible beneficiaries to submit and track transportation reimbursement claims using VA's secure web-based portal, Access VA. More...

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:36:00 EDT

VA receives funding from the US Postal Service for PTSD research
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today, during national Post-traumatic Stress Awareness (PTSD) month, VA's National Center for PTSD will fund more research about PTSD.This is thanks to the proceeds from the Healing PTSD semipostal st More...

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:04:00 EDT

VA supports 988 expansion for National Suicide Prevention Crisis Line and Veterans Crisis Line access
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today their support for the Suicide Prevention 988 expansion initiative, a new national three-digit emergency telephone number to access crisis call centers across the country for suicide prevention a More...

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 14:37:00 EDT

VA honored with ATA Champion Award for telehealth innovation
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the Veterans Health Administration has received the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) 2020 Champion Award for bringing health care access to Veterans when and where they need it. More...

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 12:35:00 EDT

VA holds first virtual Women Veterans Forum
WASHINGTON - Acting Deputy Secretary Pamela Powers on Tuesday led VA's first virtual Women Veterans Forum, which helped women Veterans from across the country learn about the care and services they can receive at VA, and how VA is changing to better serve More...

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 11:39:00 EDT

VA's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment service signals transformation through readiness
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) service announced today it's changing its name to Veteran Readiness and Employment Service to better reflect the needs of Veterans. More...

Fri, 19 Jun 2020 12:13:00 EDT

Message from Secretary Wilkie: Juneteenth, 2020
Only when the Civil War came to an end was Union Major General Gordon Granger, upon arriving in Galveston, able to inform all that slavery ended in Texas, which became the last area of the country to fully comprehend Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclam More...



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