Tagged: Department of Veterans Affairs

VA News Release

VA increases capacity by 4,000 beds to combat COVID-19

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced April 1, that it has successfully increased its ICU and Medical/Surgical bed capacity by over 4,000 across the nation. These beds, along with the staff, equipment, and personal protective equipment required to operate them, are critical to the treatment of Veterans and civilians infected with COVID-19. The VA historically had… Read more
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VA deploys Mobile Vet Centers to increase outreach during COVID-19 Outbreak

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began deploying Mobile Vet Center units, the week of March 16, to expand direct counseling, outreach and care coordination to Veterans in communities affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first of the mobile units was dispatched to various cities to include boroughs in New York City, a second unit was sent… Read more
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
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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
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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
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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
Apple Veterans Affairs

Apple lets veterans track their health records on the iPhone

American veterans receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration will be able to securely view their aggregated health records directly in the Health app on their iPhone. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Working with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Apple announced that the Health Records on iPhone feature will be available soon to veterans. For the first time,… Read more