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Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:09:00 EDT

New text feature available through VA's Women Veterans Call Center: Users may now text, call or chat to learn about resources
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) added a text messaging feature to the Women Veterans Call Center on April 23, providing another convenient way for women to seek information about VA benefits, health care and available resources. More...

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 16:04:00 EDT

VA's improvements to Veteran community care under MISSION Act on track for June 6 implementation
As the one-year anniversary of President Trump's signing of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act of 2018 approaches on June 6, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is making significant st More...

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:03:00 EDT

VA ensures Veterans have same-day access to emergency mental health care
WASHINGTON - As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to provide the best mental health care access possible, VA is reminding Veterans that it offers all Veterans same-day access to emergency mental health care at any VA health car More...

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:01:00 EDT

VA National Cemetery Administration partners with Carry The Load to honor Veterans and their families
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that its National Cemetery Administration (NCA) is partnering with Carry The Load, a nonprofit organization that provides active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices made daily by the U.S More...

Mon, 8 Apr 2019 10:57:00 EDT

VA increases contracting with Service-Disabled and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses: 5% growth in goals are first since FY 2010
Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert Wilkie today announced an increase to the department's goals for contracting with Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB). More...

Wed, 3 Apr 2019 08:55:00 EDT

VA researcher receives career award for contributions in hearing loss
A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researcher was recently recognized by the American Academy of Audiology for his work in improving the lives of Veterans and others affected by hearing loss. More...

Mon, 1 Apr 2019 15:51:00 EDT

VA continues community suicide-prevention challenge
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) convened seven teams March 27-29 in Arlington, Virginia, for the Mayor's Challenge to Prevent More...

Mon, 1 Apr 2019 14:28:00 EDT

Veterans' Family, Caregiver and Survivor Advisory Committee provides recommendations to VA Secretary
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie commended the Veterans' Family, Caregiver and Survivor Federal Advisory Committee on March 27 for recommendations that will assist in the department meeting its commitment to improve the experiences of all those More...

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 16:23:00 EDT

VA researcher links flu to heart-failure hospitalizations: Study offers strong evidence adults need annual immunization to avoid potential complications that lead to hospitalization
Influenza significantly increased the risk of hospitalization for heart failure, according to a study of more than 450,000 adults, which was published in the March 27 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)/Cardiology, and headed by a More...

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:04:00 EDT

New study finds rising VA employee engagement key to increased success at nearly 150 medical centers
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) received high marks from an independent March 25 study showing a significant relationship between employee engagement and work performance by VA medical center staff. More...



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