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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:26:00 EDT

VA establishes 120-day task force on inclusion, diversity, equity and access
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough established a 120-day task force April 1 to conduct a whole-of-VA review and to design and implement a holistic and integrated VA mission on inclusion, diversity, equity and access. More...

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 12:00:00 EDT

Secretaries of VA, HUD joint statement on ending Veteran homelessness
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress found that on a single night in January 2020, there were 37,252 Veterans experiencing homelessness in America, an increase of 0.4% over 2019. More...

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 11:30:00 EDT

Statement by VA Secretary McDonough on the president's FY 2022 Discretionary funding request
The Biden-Harris administration today submitted to Congress the president's priorities for fiscal year 2022 discretionary spending. More...

Tue, 6 Apr 2021 11:04:00 EDT

VA research reveals link between financial strains and risk of homelessness
Research findings from a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) study reveal that issues related to financial strain are significant risk factors for becoming homeless and highlight the need to focus on financial well-being to help prevent homelessness among More...

Mon, 5 Apr 2021 14:51:00 EDT

VA provides free support to help Veterans heal from military sexual trauma
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is launching a national outreach effort during Sexual Assault Awareness Month to inform Veterans of free counseling and treatment being offered at VA for mental and physical health conditions related to military sex More...

Thu, 1 Apr 2021 14:36:00 EDT

VA partners with National Archives to vaccinate NARA staff
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it has reached an agreement with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to assist in providing COVID-19 vaccines to NARA staff supporting VA claims processing. More...

Thu, 1 Apr 2021 10:07:00 EDT

VA seeks feedback to guide new suicide prevention grant program
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice in the Federal Register April 1, to solicit public feedback to guide implementation of the new VA Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP). More...

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 15:30:00 EDT

VA strengthens PTSD claims process training
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) started implementing in March steps to improve its posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) claims processing. More...

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 15:41:00 EDT

SAVE LIVES Act allows VA to soon provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, their spouses and caregivers
President Joe Biden signed the SAVE LIVES Act into law today, expanding VA's legal authority to provide COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans, regardless of their VA health care enrollment status, as well as Veteran spouses, caregivers and some beneficiaries. More...

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 09:03:00 EDT

VA allocates $1B to aid State Veterans Homes amid COVID-19 pandemic
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will make grants totaling $1 billion to State Veterans Homes operated across the country to ensure residents continue to receive high quality care, live in modern, safe facilities and are protected from More...

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