Tagged: Veterans Health Administration

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
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July 21, 2015 is the 85th Anniversary of the Creation of the Veterans Administration

7/21/2015: 85th 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

National PTSD Awareness Day – June 27, 2015

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) Click here to see our PTSD/TBI Resource List Today, June 27, 2015 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… Read more

Veterans Health Administration: Thousands Sign Up for Dental Insurance

By Hans Petersen, VA Staff Writer Thursday, November 13, 2014 More than 64,000 eligible Veterans and Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) beneficiaries have taken advantage of the discounted dental insurance plans offered through the VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP). The program is a partnership between VA, Delta Dental and MetLife. VADIP, which launched… Read more

June 27, 2014 Marks PTSD Awareness Day

About PTSD Awareness The National Center for PTSD promotes awareness of PTSD and effective treatments throughout the year. Starting in 2010, Congress named June 27th PTSD Awareness Day (S. Res. 455). Since then, during the month of June, we ask everyone to help us raise PTSD awareness. Following trauma, most people experience stress reactions but many do not develop PTSD. Mental… Read more