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 VA Takes Action to Restore Trust at Atlanta VAMC’s Eagles’ Nest Community Living Center - Today, Veterans Health Administration Executive in Charge Dr. Richard Stone announced a number of actions VA is taking in response to recent events at the Atlanta VA Medical Center’s Eagles’ Nest Community Living Center and ongoing issues at other VA facilities in that region. (9/17/19)

 VA receives highest accolades for service from J.D. Power - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP) initiative recently received the highest overall customer service satisfaction score in the nation for its mail order pharmacies.  (9/16/19)

 VA launches groundbreaking training program to fully leverage new electronic health record solution - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched an innovative new training program to support its electronic health record modernization (EHRM) effort that, as of Sept. 12, had selected 76 trainees who have begun projects that address real-world VA health care challenges. (9/16/19)

 VA-distributed video tablets deliver telehealth to Veterans - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was recently recognized in studies by two independent peer-review journals — JAMIA Open and Psychiatric Services — for efforts to deliver trusted, easy access and high-quality online health care services to Veterans with complex health care needs or residing in remote areas.  (9/13/19)

 VA achieves historic goal delivering more than 90,000 appeals decisions to Veterans in FY 2019 - On Sept 10, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) exceeded its goal, three weeks ahead of schedule, to deliver 90,050 appeals decisions regarding disability benefits and services to Veterans in fiscal year 2019, approximately 9,000 more decisions than the previous year. (9/11/19)

 VA Secretary Wilkie urges Speaker Pelosi to support key legislation on Veteran suicide prevention - VA Secretary Robert Wilkie this week encouraged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to pass bipartisan legislation to help VA build partnerships with community groups who can offer direct help to Veterans who are at risk of harming themselves. (9/9/19)

 VA’s National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic marks 12th consecutive year - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in collaboration with Wounded Warrior Project, Veterans Canteen Service and dozens of other partners, will host more than 130 Veterans from across the nation at the 12th annual National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic, Sept. 15-20 in San Diego, California.  (9/9/19)

 VA pilots first collaborative health care innovation center in Palo Alto - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently established the National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation (NCCHI) within the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) in California as part of the department’s strategy to advance Veteran health care services with cutting edge technology.  (9/9/19)

 VA secretary to visit Israel, representing President Trump - VA Secretary Robert Wilkie will travel to Israel next week to represent President Donald J. Trump at a September 11 ceremony in Jerusalem marking the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks against the United States. (9/6/19)

 VA to award more than $30 million in new grants to support formerly homeless Veterans - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will award $30 million under the new Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program Oct. 1, to 128 organizations to provide wraparound supportive services to Veterans who were previously homeless or at-risk of losing their housing. (9/5/19)

 Federal agencies partner to expand employment reintegration grants for homeless Veterans or those at risk of homelessness - The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) collaborated in August to successfully roll out the recently expanded Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP), which will help more than 18,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans secure meaningful employment and stable housing. (9/4/19)

VA recognizes September as Suicide Prevention Month - In observance of Suicide Prevention Month, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encourages Veterans, community leaders, co-workers, families and friends to #BeThere — to help prevent suicide — by being present, supportive and strong for those who may be going through a difficult time.  (9/3/19)

VA says “Don’t Go it Alone” on International Overdose Awareness Day - WASHINGTON -The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) urges Veterans and their family members to learn about overdose prevention and seek help for pain management and substance use on International Overdose Awareness Day Aug. 31.  (8/30/19)

Sec. Wilkie Statement on Chairman Isakson's Retirement - Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie released the following statement today regarding Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Sen. Johnny Isakson’s retirement announcement. (8/28/19)

VA, DAV partner to help Veterans ‘TEE’ up - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will host nearly 300 Veterans with visual impairments, amputations and other physical and mental challenges at an annual adaptive sports event Sept. 8-13 near Iowa City, Iowa. (8/28/19)


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