Category: PTSD and TBI

Information about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

VA awards adaptive sports grants for Veterans

VA awards adaptive sports grants for Veterans

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will award nearly $15 million to 119 national, regional and community programs, headquartered in 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Programs funded through these grants will offer adaptive sports and activities to more than 13,000 Veterans and members of the Armed Forces with disabilities. Included… Read more
VA Electronic Healthcare

VA rolls out new patient-appointment tool, as part of electronic health record modernization transformation

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new appointment scheduling tool Aug. 21 at the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System to make medical visits more efficient for care providers and Veterans. A critical component of VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) effort, the Centralized Scheduling Solution (CSS) will be implemented at all VA health facilities to expedite patient-care coordination throughout the department. “VA has delivered an enhanced scheduling system that will benefit Veterans and health care… Read more
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VA partners with OnStar to bring suicide prevention services to Veterans with the push of a button

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is partnering with OnStar’s emergency services to improve access to suicide prevention resources for Veterans. This partnership will offer Veterans in crisis the opportunity to be transferred to around-the-clock, confidential support via VA’s Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) when they use the emergency services button in an OnStar-equipped vehicle… Read more
COVID-19 Stimulus Package: (Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security "Cares" Act)

VA Expands Funding For At Risk Veterans

VA expands funding for emergency response for Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness during COVID-19 pandemic WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it is allocating an additional $400 million of its coronavirus relief funding to enhance the department’s emergency relief response for Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic. The… Read more
Suicide

President Trump releases PREVENTS roadmap, a nationwide plan for ending suicide among Veterans and all Americans

WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the release of the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS), an historic, nationwide plan to raise awareness about mental health, connect Veterans and others at risk of suicide to federal and local resources, and facilitate focused and coordinated research into suicide. The… Read more
Covid19

VA Releases COVID-19 Response Plan

WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) made public, March 27, the COVID-19 Response Plan it is executing within its medical facilities to protect Veterans, their families and staff.    VA deems the plan a valuable tool that’s useful for the nationwide medical community. The “For Official Use Only” designation has been removed from the plan, making it… Read more
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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