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Wed, 26 Jun 2019 12:34:00 EDT

VA partnership with Corporation for National Community Service supports older Veterans and their caregivers
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently began partnering with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to engage Senior Corps volunteers in support of VA's Choose Home Initiative, enabling older Veterans to receive needed ho More...

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 15:00:00 EDT

VA's Veterans Crisis Line setting gold standard in call-response rate
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' recent release of the 2018 data for the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) confirms the call center continues to outpace last year's metrics by providing faster, more effective assistance to Veterans and their loved ones. More...

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:05:00 EDT

VA to reduce rates for Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance
On July 1, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will reduce Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) monthly premium rates from 7 cents per $1,000 to 6 cents per $1,000 of insurance, along with Family SGLI Program (FSGLI) premium rates for spou More...

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 08:31:00 EDT

VA Secretary: One-Sided Hearing Puts HVAC Bipartisanship at Risk
Today, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie released a letter he wrote to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman Mark Takano regarding the committee's decision to exclude VA from testifying before the committee during a heari More...

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:25:00 EDT

New research affirms critical need for caregivers in Veteran care
New research published in the June 2019 edition of the journal Health Affairs shows the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation are working collectively to better integrate caregivers into a Veteran's health care treatme More...

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:14:00 EDT

VA and White House launch Veteran suicide-prevention task force
As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and White House initiative to curb Veteran suicide, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Joe Grogan will launch a cabinet-level task force June 17 to dev More...

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:02:00 EDT

2 VA employees selected for George W. Bush Institute's Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program
Two U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) personnel will be among 43 chosen scholars gathered in Dallas for the 2019 George W. Bush Institute's Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program aimed at individuals serving Veterans and those motivated to grow their More...

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:47:00 EDT

VA exceeds hiring goal of mental health providers by the thousands
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently surpassed its original goal to hire mental health providers by more than 1,000, through the Mental Health Hiring Initiative, which aims to achieve higher standards of access and quality care. More...

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:09:00 EDT

VA's Vet Centers to host open houses to celebrate initiative's 40th anniversary
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will host open houses during the month of June to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its Vet Centers, which provide readjustment counseling for eligible Veterans, service members and their families. More...

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:07:00 EDT

VA receives awards for innovation in health IT
For the second year, nine U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs were recognized for innovations in federal health technology during an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. More...



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