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Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:15:00 EDT

Statement by VA press secretary Curt Cashour on VA's near-term priorities under Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie
Under VA's new leadership, which is now firmly aligned with President Trump and his priorities, the department's operations have improved in many ways More...

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:40:00 EDT

VA's Dr. Ann McKee Recognized for Her Concussion Research on TIME'S List of 100 Most Influential People
WASHINGTON - TIME magazine has named Dr. Ann McKee, chief of neuropathology of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System, to the 2018 TIME 100, the magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, announc More...

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:28:00 EDT

Nearly $700 Million in State Veterans Home Funding Leads to New Construction Projects
WASHINGTON - Recently the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will use $685 million in funding from Congress to fund several State Veterans Home construction projects through the VA State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program. More...

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:10:00 EDT

"Prescribed to Death" opioid memorial raises awareness of prescription drug crisis
On April 17, VA Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie visited the National Safety Council's 'Prescribed to Death' opioid memorial and recorded this video message. More...

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:36:00 EDT

VA Updates and Improves Assistance Program for Transitioning Service Members
WASHINGTON - As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) ongoing efforts to help transitioning service members navigate and understand VA's various benefits, the agency recently updated VA's briefing portion of the Transition Assistance Progra More...

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:30:00 EDT

VA Takes Decisive Actions to Move off GAO High-Risk List
WASHINGTON - Recently the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced actions it will take to address challenges and issues identified by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) when it placed VA on its High-Risk List. The move is designed to ad More...

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 14:45:00 EDT

VA to host Nationwide 'Baby Shower' for Mother's Day
WASHINGTON - To honor and support Veterans welcoming new children into their families in 2018, 60 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers (VAMC) around the country will host baby showers between May 5-16, the weeks surrounding Mother's Da More...

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 14:15:00 EDT

Statement by Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie - Congress Must Pass Choice Bill Now to Give Best Care Options to our Veterans
Today marks four years since the disastrous wait-time scandal in Phoenix came to light, where long wait times at the Phoenix VA and at other department facilities nationwide led to unconscionable delays in receiving care. More...

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 10:45:00 EDT

VA Takes Significant Step in Improving Correspondence With Veterans
WASHINGTON - As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) ongoing improvement of managing taxpayer dollars, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) has deployed the Centralized Benefits Communications Management Program (CBCM) nationally. More...

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 16:19:00 EDT

Debunking the VA Privatization Myth
There is no effort underway to privatize VA and to suggest otherwise is completely false and a red herring designed to distract and avoid honest debate on the real issues surrounding Veterans' health care. More...

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