Tagged: Veterans Health Administration

State of VA Community Town Hall – Live Q&A with: VA Secretary Robert Wilkie

Scroll down for details and a link to the registration page (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Secretary of Veterans Affairs–Robert Wilkie–will host his first State of VA Community Town hall on Sept. 27  1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET. The secretary and eight guest panelists will highlight the activity and direction of VA since his appointment to lead the department… Read more

88th Anniversary of the Creation of the Veterans Administration

Which is what most people still call the VA even though their official name is the Department of Veterans Affairs. The establishment of the Veterans Administration came in 1930 when Congress authorized the president to “consolidate and coordinate Government activities affecting war veterans.” SEVENTY-FIRST CONGRESS. July 3, 1930. An Act to authorize the President to consolidate and coordinate government activities… Read more

National PTSD Awareness Day – June 27, 2018

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Resources Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) June 27, 2018 marks PTSD Awareness Day. 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… Read more

87th Anniversary of the Creation of the Veterans Administration

Which is what most people still call the VA even though their official name is the Department of Veterans Affairs. The establishment of the Veterans Administration came in 1930 when Congress authorized the president to “consolidate and coordinate Government activities affecting war veterans.” SEVENTY-FIRST CONGRESS. July 3, 1930. An Act to authorize the President to consolidate and coordinate government activities… Read more

June 27, 2017 is PTSD Awareness Day

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 support division, said in a June 24 DoD News interview that it’s important to… Read more

Nearly 100,000 Veterans Enrolled in Burn Pit Registry

Join VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit RegistryDepartment of Veterans Affairs launched the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry in June 2014 to better understand the long-term health effects of exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment. The number of new participants in this registry is climbing steadily, and will soon reach the milestone of… Read more

86th Anniversary of the Creation of the Veterans Administration

7/21/2016: 86th Anniversary of the creation of the Veterans Administration Click here to view the history of the Veterans Administration (pdf). Which is what most people still call the VA even though their official name is the Department of Veterans Affairs. The establishment of the Veterans Administration came in 1930 when Congress authorized the president to “consolidate and coordinate Government activities… Read more