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 VA approves a dozen new Fisher House sites - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) approved 12 VA medical centers as new priority sites for future Fisher Houses to keep Veterans’ loved ones together during medical care. (1/25/21)

 VA flies COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans in rural Montana - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) flew doses of the Moderna vaccine to the Montana VA Health Care System (MTVAHCS) last week, as part of a new pilot program providing vaccines to Veterans living in rural parts of the country. (1/25/21)

 VA to provide COVID-19 testing and vaccinations to caregivers of Veterans in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facilities will begin offering COVID-19 testing and vaccinations to designated family caregivers of Veterans participating in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC). (1/22/21)

 VA announces Biden administration appointees - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the names of several key Biden administration political appointees joining the department.  (1/20/21)

 Acting VA senior leadership announcement - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the names of current senior career executives who will perform the duties of senior department leadership in acting capacities until additional appointees are confirmed and sworn in by President Joseph Biden’s administration. (1/20/21)

 VA plays crucial role in COVID-19 treatment study - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers and Veteran volunteers from the Atlanta and San Antonio VA medical centers were part of a recently published study that yielded crucial insights into COVID-19 treatment.  (1/19/21)

 MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY WILKIE - Today Americans celebrate the life and memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King. His call for equality and service has never been more timely. He clearly believed that our Nation must work together to solve the issues confronting all of us. He preached that hate is only cured with love and he lived a life that followed that ethos. Take time to read his words and more importantly to serve your community for the betterment of the lives of our fellow Americans.  (1/18/21)

 VA, Israel Ministry of Defense renew partnership to share best practices in Veteran health care - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is renewing its partnership with the Israel Ministry of Defense to continue sharing expertise on caring for Veterans.  (1/15/21)

VA begins administering COVID-19 vaccines to Department of Homeland Security mission-essential personnel - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees Jan. 6, through an interagency agreement to support DHS’s COVID-19 vaccination program. (1/12/21)

VA celebrates 75 years of the Veterans Health Administration - WASHINGTON — This year, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) commemorates 75 years of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).  (1/12/21)

VA, Fitbit help support Veteran health and wellness during COVID-19 pandemic - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new initiative with Fitbit that will provide eligible Veterans, caregivers and VA staff with access to Fitbit programs and services to help manage stress, improve sleep and increase physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.  (1/11/21)

VA expands access to telehealth services during COVID-19 pandemic for older, rural and homeless Veterans - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today its Digital Divide Consult has helped more than 12,000 Veterans obtain internet access or a video-capable device for their health care needs.  (1/6/21)

VA administers over 146,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to date - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it has administered initial COVID-19 vaccine doses to more than 14,000 Veterans at high risk of getting COVID-19 infection, and more than 132,000 health care employees as of Jan. 4.  (1/5/21)

VA publishes final regulation to improve delivery of prosthetic and sensory aids services - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently published a final rule to establish and clarify eligibility for prosthetic and rehabilitative items and services available to Veterans.  (1/5/21)

VA resumes overpayment notifications while continuing relief options for Veterans - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today its nationwide plan to resume mailing notification letters to Veterans, for benefit overpayments placed in suspension from April 3 through Jan. 1, 2021.  (12/30/20)


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