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Wed, 8 Dec 2021 10:07:00 EST

2021 Under Secretary for Health's Robert L. Jesse Award recognizes VA boundary-breaking innovations
The Department of Veterans Affairs honored three innovative health care practices and their creators late October with the Robert L. Jesse Award for Excellence in Innovation. More...

Wed, 1 Dec 2021 12:52:00 EST

VA advances Electronic Health Record Modernization program
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today its updated plan to move forward with its systemwide Electronic Health Record Modernization program. More...

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 14:10:00 EST

VA statement on GPO printing and mailing delay
Due to supply chain and staffing shortages, the vendor contracted by the Government Publishing Office to provide printing services for the Department of Veterans Affairs is experiencing delays in printing and mailing notification letters to Veterans and c More...

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 11:34:00 EST

VA and Indian Health Service broaden scope to serve American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service renewed a partnership, Oct. 1, to help the country's nearly 145,000 American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans overcome health care access barriers. More...

Thu, 18 Nov 2021 11:07:00 EST

Smoking rates steadily trend down among Veterans receiving VA care
In conjunction with the Great American Smokeout observed Nov. 18, the Department of Veterans Affairs is encouraging Veterans to talk to their health care providers about smoking cessation programs to help them quit, as cigarette use continues to decline n More...

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 10:16:00 EST

VA helps women Veteran entrepreneurs power up
The Department of Veterans Affairs, in collaboration with the PenFed Foundation, helped three women-owned small businesses earn business development grants used to support their growing companies in the economic marketplace. More...

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 10:00:00 EST

VA updates disability rating schedules for genitourinary and cardiovascular systems
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced its update to the genitourinary and cardiovascular regulations in the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities at Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations. More...

Thu, 11 Nov 2021 08:00:00 EST

VA pilots evaluation model to determine potential exposure to environmental hazards while serving
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Nov. 11 it is piloting a comprehensive military exposure model to consider possible relationships of in-service environmental hazards to medical conditions. More...

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 15:16:00 EST

VA celebrates caregivers across the country for commitment to America's Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs' Caregiver Support Program is presenting a month-long series of virtual events and activities celebrating Veterans' caregivers in recognition of National Family Caregivers Month. More...

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 12:52:00 EST

VA accesses resources to increase housing assistance for vulnerable Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs updated regulations Nov. 10 governing the Supportive Services for Veteran Families grant program to provide a more effective subsidy to Veterans in high-cost rental markets and to increase the cap in general housing assi More...

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