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Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:22:00 EDT

VA modifies smoke-free policies at health care facilities to include workers aimed at increasing the quality of care for Veterans
As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) commitment to a smoke-free health care environment for Veterans, in October, the department will extend its smoke-free policies to include employees at its health care facilities. More...

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:32:00 EDT

Operation Song continues mission of telling stories through music
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is expanding its partnership with nonprofit Operation Song to launch a series of songwriting retreats aimed at helping Veterans share and cope with military experiences through music. More...

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:20:00 EDT

VA releases Launchpad app to streamline health care access for Veterans and caregivers
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched a new mobile application designed to save Veterans and their caregivers time online. More...

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:16:00 EDT

VA and DOD partner to modernize department's health care supply chain
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) entered into a strategic partnership Aug. 12 to enhance VA's supply chain management modernization efforts. More...

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:53:00 EDT

VA updates the disability rating schedule for infectious diseases, immune disorders and nutritional deficiencies
As of August 11, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) updated portions of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD, or Rating Schedule) that evaluate infectious diseases, immune disorders and nutritional deficiencies. More...

Fri, 9 Aug 2019 16:10:00 EDT

VA and Hiring our Heroes partner on military spouse hiring initiative
The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes initiative recently joined efforts to lead and support military spouse employment at VA and throughout the federal government, and reduce the high More...

Fri, 9 Aug 2019 15:29:00 EDT

VA launches August Women's Health Mini Residency Program
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) partners with the University of South Florida's Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Training to offer a Women's Health Mini Residency Program, Aug. 13-14 in Tampa, Florida. More...

Thu, 8 Aug 2019 11:36:00 EDT

VA awards contract for Region 4 of Community Care Network
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded a contract Aug. 6 to TriWest Healthcare Alliance to serve as Third Party Administrator in managing Region 4 of VA's new Community Care Network (CCN). More...

Tue, 6 Aug 2019 07:15:00 EDT

VA hosts initiative that assists in securing financial futures for Veterans, service members and their families
VA will host the Economic Investment (EI) Initiative: Puget Sound 2019, Aug. 6 - 8 at the South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington, to help those who serve or have served in uniform find continued success in civilian life. More...

Fri, 2 Aug 2019 12:00:00 EDT

VA has cured 100,000 Veterans of Hepatitis C
As World Hepatitis Day is marked nationwide this week, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reached a significant milestone, having cured more than 100,000 Veterans of chronic hepatitis C virus infection (HCV), establishing VA as a global leader in More...



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