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Secretary's Center for Strategic Partnerships (SCSP)


Partnership News Archive

Archive Start Date: 05/2019


National television ad places VA partnership and telehealth in prime time - A new commercial featuring Veterans using telehealth began airing on national television this week as a part of a new partnership between T-Mobile* and VA. [from VAntage Point] (05/01/2019)

Navy Veteran among first participants in Pharmacogenetic Testing program for cancer survivors - VA, in partnership with Sanford Health, one of the nation's largest nonprofit health care systems, recently announced it will soon provide free genetic testing to cancer survivors cared for by VA. [from VAntage Point Blog] (03/26/2019)

Precision health initiative brings genetic testing to Veterans - VA and Sanford Health join forces to provide free screenings, improve patient care for cancer survivors [from VAntage Point Blog] (03/12/2019)

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VA announces new director of the Office of Transition and Economic Development - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the appointment of Cheryl J. Rawls to serve as the executive director of the Office of Transition and Economic Development (OTED). (12/31/2018)

VA and the American Physical Therapy Association form partnership to support Veterans' health - VA announced that it recently established a partnership with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to promote and support Veterans by providing new physical therapy resources. [from VAntage Point Blog] (12/28/2018)

VA partners with The Independence Fund to help prevent Veteran suicide - Operation Resiliency will connect Veterans, caregivers with education and support systems [from VAntage Point Blog] (12/28/2018)

VA hosts national telehealth summit to increase health care access for Veterans - Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hosting the Anywhere to Anywhere, Together Summit at the United States Institute of Peace with the nation's top industry, government and non-profit leaders to increase connectivity and access to telemedicine for Veterans. [from VAntage Point Blog] (12/06/2018)

VA hosts music therapy retreat in Nashville to help Veterans heal - 'Operation Song' connects professional songwriters, former service members to help participants improve their lives [from VAntage Point Blog] (11/26/2018)

VA mobilizes federal agencies to offer free legal services to help Veterans - Today, VA, along with representatives from the departments of Labor, Justice, Defense, Homeland Security, the U.S. Navy and others, signed a joint statement aimed at improving access to free legal services for Veterans in need. [from VAntage Point Blog] (11/05/2018)

VA joins Military Spouse Employment Partnership - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) announced it is advancing employment opportunities for military spouses through by joining the Department of Defense (DOD) Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP). [from VAntage Point Blog] (10/26/2018)

VA, partner organizations launch innovative approach to improve lives of Veterans with PTSD - With research showing that Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face significant barriers to employment, VA and several state, city and nonprofit organizations recently created a first-of-its-kind “Pay for-Success” project to improve employment outcomes for such Veterans. [from VAntage Point Blog] (10/03/2018)

VA announces extension, expansion of contract with TriWest for community care - Also announces closeout plan with Health Net, extension of dialysis partnerships [from VAntage Point Blog] (10/02/2018)

VA, Walgreens collaborate to improve care coordination for Veterans - As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to improve care coordination for Veterans, the department is working with pharmacy services provider Walgreens to coordinate patient and pharmaceutical care for VA-enrolled patients. [from VAntage Point Blog] (08/17/2018)

Veterans 'TEE' up for 25th anniversary golf tournament - More than 200 Veterans with visual impairments, severe illness or injury are set to tee up for the 2018 National Disabled Veterans Training, Exposure and Experience (TEE) Tournament, which will take place Sept. 9-14 near Iowa City, Iowa. [from VAntage Point Blog] (08/16/2018)

VA and IBM Watson Health extend partnership to support Veterans with cancer - VA and IBM Watson Health announced the extension of a public-private partnership to apply artificial intelligence to help interpret cancer data in the treatment of Veteran patients. [from VAntage Point Blog] (07/19/2018)

VA partners with National Cancer Institute to boost Veteran access to clinical trials - VA announced that it has formed a partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) which will provide more access to the latest treatment options for VA patients with cancer. [from VAntage Point Blog] (07/10/2018)

Aimed at suicide prevention, VA shares winners of its 'Gun Safety Matters Challenge' - VA recently selected three winners in its Gun Safety Matters Challenge, an open-innovation contest to develop cost-effective solutions for firearm storage, which Veterans and their families or friends could use to prevent suicide, injury or accidents. [from VAntage Point Blog] (07/09/2018)

VA releases state-level Veteran suicide data, national strategy for preventing Veteran suicide - VA released state-level Veteran suicide data today as a follow-up to its 2015 National Suicide Data Report, which was released on June 18. [from VAntage Point Blog] (07/02/2018)

VA releases national suicide data report - Analysis part of VA's comprehensive examination of more than 55 million death records [from VAntage Point Blog] (06/18/2018)

VA and PsychArmor Institute offer online suicide prevention training - VA, in collaboration with PsychArmor Institute, recently launched an online suicide-prevention training video, titled “SAVE,” which is designed to equip anyone who interacts with Veterans to demonstrate care, support and compassion when talking with a Veteran who could be at risk for suicide. [from VAntage Point Blog] (06/12/2018)

VA to host nationwide 'baby shower' in celebration of Mother's Day - To honor and support Veterans welcoming new children into their families in 2018, 60 VA medical centers around the country will host baby showers between May 5-16, the weeks surrounding Mother’s Day, in partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. [from VAntage Point Blog] (04/10/2018)

VA Secretary Announces VA Open Application Programming Interface Pledge - The pledge commits that VA will provide API access to developers for Veteran-designated mobile and web-based apps, clinician-designated applications for those who serve them and Choice Act partners responsible for coordinating their care via "bulk" access. (03/09/2018)

VA Launches Telehealth Program for Rural Vets with PTSD - VA's Office of Rural Health, in partnership with VA's Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, is supporting the Telemedicine Outreach for PTSD (TOP) program to deliver therapy and other care through phone and interactive video contact. (03/06/2018)

VA Partners with Cohen Veterans Network to Increase Access to Mental Health Resources - The partnership will allow VA and CVN to work together to advance and improve Veterans' mental health and well-being and expand and promote community collaboration to increase Veterans' access to mental health resources. (02/27/2018)

VA Partners With DeepMind to Build Machine Learning Tools to Identify Health Risks for Veterans - The partnership will focus on analyzing patterns from approximately 700,000 historical, de-personalized health records to develop machine learning algorithms that will accurately identify risk factors for patient deterioration and predict its onset. (02/21/2018)

VA, Department of Treasury Advance in Partnership to Strengthen Prevention of Fraud, Waste and Abuse - VA and Treasury partner to develop new and innovative tools to combat fraud, waste and abuse, efforts that will help VA understand and address program risks and create shared solutions for other federal agencies. (02/09/2018)

VA's National PTSD Brain Bank collaborates with PINK Concussions Group - Women Veterans urged to donate brains for research. [from VAntage Point] (01/24/2018)

VA, Health and Human Services Announce Partnership to Strengthen Prevention of Fraud, Waste and Abus - VA and HHS partner to share data, data analytics tools and best practices for identifying and preventing fraud, waste and abuse. (01/23/2018)

President signs executive order to improve mental health resources for Veterans - The Secretaries of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security will develop a plan to ensure Veterans' mental health care for the year after separating from service. [from VAntage Point] (01/09/2018)

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VA exploring alternative treatments for TBI and PTSD - Today VA announced that it will use two innovative treatments to ease the everyday challenges associated with living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). [from VAntage Point] (12/07/2017)

VA and Humane Society of United States Announce Partnership - Goal is to Pair Veterans With Rescued Animals [from VAntage Point] (12/06/2017)

VA to Provide Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to Some Veterans with Chronic PTSD - HBOT is a procedure that increases oxygen in the body, under pressure, to encourage healing. This use of HBOT for treatment of PTSD is considered an "off-label" use and will occur under the supervision of a trained physician. (11/29/2017)

VA prioritizes improving Veterans' access to pro bono legal services - VA, together with the American Bar Association, The Veterans Consortium and National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium, signed a memorandum of agreement today aimed at improving Veterans’ access to free legal services. [from VAntage Point] (11/13/2017)

VA to Host 2 Dozen Events Across Country to Reach Homeless and At-risk Veterans - This year, Veterans Day also marks the first day of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, an annual initiative to educate the public on how they can help fix the critical but solvable problems of homelessness and food insecurity. (11/09/2017)

VA seeks partnerships to build and improve health-care facilities - Public Law 114-294, the Communities Helping Invest through Property and Improvements Needed for Veterans Act of 2016, also known as the "CHIP-IN Act," authorizes VA to accept donations from up to five non-federal entities to help fund and expedite the construction of health-care related capital projects. [from VAntage Point] (10/19/2017)

VA awards $188 million in grant funding to help homeless Veterans - Today, the VA announced $188 million in grants for two programs benefiting homeless Veterans [from VAntage Point] (09/11/2017)

Veterans "TEE up" in Iowa City - National event celebrates 24th year of golf therapy, rehabilitation [from VAntage Point] (09/08/2017)

VA to increase access to safe and effective lung screening programs - VA has announced a new partnership to increase access to lung screening for Veterans. [from VAntage Point] (08/31/2017)

VA Secretary and Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs Forging Partnership to Address Issues Faced b - "Expanding partnerships - even beyond our geographic boundaries - will allow us to improve our services to our Veterans and their families," Secretary Shulkin said. "Additionally, this new partnership with a key ally will allow us to share best practices in the areas of health care, benefits and other important support programs." [from VAntage Point] (07/28/2017)

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