"This Week at VA" is a digital
newsletter with top news and stories from across the U.S. Department of
TOP PHOTO: VA volunteers and the Food
Bank of the Rio Grande Valley teamed up for the fourth annual "Free
Produce Distribution Drive-thru" held at the VA outpatient clinic in
McAllen, Texas. Overall, 279 families received more than 12,100 pounds of
This event is a great example of how
VA is making the lives of Veterans better by partnering with local
communities and organizations.
VA has reached a significant
milestone in curing more than 100,000 Veterans of chronic hepatitis C
virus infection (HCV), establishing VA as a global leader in the
diagnosis and treatment of HCV. READ MORE
This week’s Borne the Battle
interview is with Army Veteran Ursula Draper, who developed VA's
Assistive Technology Program in 2010.
Since some Veterans have multiple
traumas, known as polytrauma, VA dedicates resources to help
them with very complex issues. In this episode, Draper talks about some
of the specific technologies VA has developed to help Veterans.
After serving in the Marines in
Vietnam, Leon started isolating himself from his family. When he found a
book describing symptoms of PTSD, he realized that he needed to get help.
Find out how therapy helped Leon open up about his experiences and find