Category: Veterans Medical News

Veterans Medical News and health-related resources for veterans, active duty military and your respective military families.

Veterans Crisis Line

VA Releases 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report

VA released the 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report, which includes findings from its most recent analysis of 2005–2017 suicide rates for both Veteran and non-Veteran populations. Data from the report emphasizes that suicide is a public health problem impacting Veterans and non-Veterans across the nation. VA offers within this report a renewed and determined call to unrelentingly address… Read more
Tyndal Damage

Disaster Assistance Resources For Veterans

Veterans After a disaster, if you’re a Veteran, you can find help and support through the VA and other resources on this page. Veterans Crisis Line If you are a Veteran in crisis – or you’re concerned about one – free, confidential support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Veterans Crisis Line is available by… Read more
Veterans Crisis Line

National PTSD Awareness Day 2019

June 27, 2019 marks PTSD Awareness DayClick here to see our PTSD/TBI Resource List Today’s National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day observance reflects how PTSD became known as an “invisible wound of war” during more than a decade of combat, a Defense Health Agency official said. John Davison, a clinical psychologist and chief of condition-based specialty care in DHA’s clinical… Read more
Vet Centers 40th Anniversary

Celebrating 40 Years Of Readjustment Counseling Services At Vet Centers

The Veterans Health Administration, Readjustment Counseling Service and its 300 Vet Centers will host Open Houses the month of June to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Vet Centers providing readjustment counseling services to Veterans, active duty service members and their families. Public Law 96-22 was signed on June 13, 1979 establishing Vet Centers within the VA in response to Vietnam… Read more
Purple Heart recipients

Secretary Wilkie testifies that VA will accelerate disability benefits claims processing for Purple Heart Medal recipients

WASHINGTON — Today at a congressional hearing VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announced that effective in April, it will provide priority disability benefits claims processing for the initial claims from discharged combat Veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Secretary Wilkie announced his decision at a hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related… Read more
Fisher House Foundation

VA to receive new Fisher Houses in Michigan, Colorado and Nebraska, which offer temporary lodging to Veterans’ families and caregivers

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Fisher House Foundation plans to construct three new 16-suite Fisher Houses at VA campuses in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Aurora, Colorado; and Omaha, Nebraska; which will provide temporary accommodations for the families and caregivers of Veterans and active-duty military receiving care at the VA facilities.  Construction for the new… Read more
VA News Release

VA NEWS: Rapid Appeals Modernization Program to end ahead of implementation of new Veteran appeals law

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will discontinue the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) (see below), which provided eligible Veterans with early resolutions to their appealed claims, ahead of full implementation of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 that takes effect Feb. 19, 2019.  VA will not accept RAMP elections from… Read more