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Mobius delivers first of 50 IBots to VA to determine how machines may help Veterans - VA accepted a donation of 50 iBOT Personal Mobility Devices from Mobius Mobility LLC, to help Veterans with spinal cord injuries regain their autonomy. (06/08/2021)

Rural Arizona latest VA, American Legion telehealth access point - VA opened a new ATLAS site at American Legion Post 12 in Wickenburg, Arizona. (03/15/2021)

ATLAS site in Virginia provides space for convenient VA care - The state-of-the-art appointment space in Post 176 is one of several ATLAS sites nationwide. [from VAntage Point] (03/01/2021)

T‑Mobile Brings Ultra Capacity 5G to Miami U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital - We are celebrating the launch of 5G at the Miami VA Healthcare System and thank our partners at T-Mobile for their continued support in ensuring access and connectivity. [from T-Mobile] (02/25/2021)

VA, VFW open telehealth access point in rural Pennsylvania - Partnership helps provide timely telehealth care to Veterans in rural areas (02/16/2021)

Nike donates shoes to VA health care workers during COVID-19 pandemic - VA nurses recently received an unexpected gift, thanks to Nike. The multinational footwear and apparel manufacturer donated nearly 3,800 pairs of Air Zoom Pulse shoes to VHA nurses on the frontlines battling COVID-19. (from VAntage Point) (01/25/2021)

VA bridges digital divide for Veteran with old laptop - No more 3-mile bike rides to access Wi-Fi (01/23/2021)

A Veteran's Call to Action: Take Charge, Know Your Risk for Prostate Cancer - Milton "Trey" Wilborn III and his wife Shawni share experience with aggressive prostate cancer and words of wisdom (01/01/2021)

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NYC bakery donates 2,700 meals to VA hospital - Butterfield NYC recognized for acts of kindness and generosity (12/27/2020)

AT&T added to VA Video Connect telehealth program - Veterans using the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) VA Video Connect app on their mobile phones through AT&T’s cellular network will no longer incur data charges when using this video telehealth technology to connect and meet with their VA health care providers and teams. (12/14/2020)

Intel donates 450 laptops to VA for Veterans’ use - Key partner with Secretary’s Center for Strategic Partnerships (from VAntage Point) (12/10/2020)

Gratitude from U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs for NH PPE effort - Deborah Scher, Executive Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, writes a letter to the editor to publicly thank all those who have done so much to keep our nation safe especially her fellow colleagues as well as the 9 million Veterans VA cares for. (from Manchester Ink Link) (12/06/2020)

New England Selected for VA Center of Innovation Excellence - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced yesterday the development of the VA New England Center for Innovation Excellence, furthering the opportunity for public-private partnerships to transform care and service for our nation's Veterans. (from VA New England Healthcare System) (11/20/2020)

How a partnership-funded, lung cancer screening saved one Veteran’s life - Lung Cancer affects more than 7,000 Veterans each year and causes more deaths than any other cancer among Veterans. But when lung cancer is caught early through screening, it is very treatable with either surgery or stereotactic radiation therapy. (from VAntage Point) (11/12/2020)

VA, PCF to expand genetic services to Veterans through nursing research pilot initiative - Grant helps launch New Data Nurse of the Future program (11/08/2020)

Veterans validate customer service experience improvements - The VA Secretary’s Center for Strategic Partnerships highlighted its programs’ progress at the State of Veteran Customer Experience Facebook Live event on October 20. (from VAntage Point) (10/21/2020)

Building Mental Health Resilience - The 23rd Annual Milken Institute Global Conference convenes the best minds in the world to tackle some of its most stubborn challenges. (from YouTube) (10/16/2020)

Virtual Learning Guide offers support to Veteran and VA workforce families - Guide provides resources and stress-free activities to support families with virtual learning (from VAntage Point) (10/16/2020)

VA opens new ATLAS site - Public and private organization collaboration provides increased access to VA health care services. (from Washington DC VA Medical Center) (09/22/2020)

Delivering Precision Oncology to Improve Veteran care - For more than 90 years, VA has been a leader in cancer research and treatment, and continuously worked to improve the lives of Veterans and all Americans. (from VAntage Point) (09/08/2020)

Plane with hundreds of thousands of pieces of PPE for VA facilities arrives in NH - It's becoming almost a weekly occurrence: a planeload of personal protective equipment delivered to New Hampshire from China. (from WMUR) (08/01/2020)

VA secures scarce PPE through strategic partnerships - Multiple FedEx flights deliver millions of PPE items (from VAntage Point) (07/20/2020)

VA's Post-Pandemic Plan: Expand Health Care Services at Walmarts - Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said the agency's telehealth services at Walmarts will expand in parts of the country with limited access to the agency's hospitals, calling the move the "wave of the future." (from (07/13/2020)

VA honored with ATA Champion Award for telehealth innovation - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the Veterans Health Administration has received the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) 2020 Champion Award for bringing health care access to Veterans when and where they need it. (06/25/2020)

Team Rubicon Delivering Food to At-risk Americans' Front Doors - with Emergency Food Assistance Program (from VAntage Point) (06/17/2020)

VA Expands Telehealth Services For Veterans Living With Cancer - The Department of Veterans Affairs is using a $4.5 million grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation to expand its teleoncology platform, giving veterans virtual access to genetic testing and precision cancer care. (from mHealth Intelligence) (06/08/2020)

VA, Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation deliver cancer care to Veterans via teleoncology - Multimillion-dollar grant to help reach Veterans in rural areas (06/03/2020)

T-Mobile Stands Strong with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as Telehealth Visits Surge 800% - T-Mobile's nationwide service keeps Veterans in rural communities connected to their doctors and has the bandwidth to support this huge surge in telehealth visits. [From T-Mobile] (05/22/2020)

VA secures personal protective equipment through New Hampshire connection - Acting deputy secretary recognizes partners for securing a large volume of PPE to keep front-line health care workers and communities safe [From VAntage Point] (05/05/2020)

VA's telehealth system grows as Veterans have access to unlimited data while using VA Video Connect - Latest partnership eliminates health care access barriers for TracFone users (04/20/2020)

Accessing VA Telehealth Webinar - Elizabeth Dole Foundation, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Philips join forces to provide information for veterans and caregivers about accessing VA Telehealth. (04/16/2020)

Battling the coronavirus: VA’s telehealth experience is a new weapon against new virus - Probably no health system in the country has been using telehealth longer or has more extensive experience with it than the VA health care system. [from] (03/17/2020)

Video medical appointments for veterans piloted in Boone - The Accessing Telehealth through Local Area Stations station in the Asheboro Walmart demonstrates a similar look to the ATLAS location in Boone. [from Watauga Democrat] (03/11/2020)

How Eureka, Montana adopted a first-of-its-kind telehealth pod for Veterans - The VA, the VFW, Philips and other partners have united over a cause in an unlikely town. [from USA Today] (03/09/2020)

New telehealth video highlights VA mental health services - Veterans are receiving increased accessibility to mental health care through a partnership between Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and VA. The three telecommunications giants offer Veteran customers free cellular data to attend telehealth appointments through VA Video Connect. [from VAntage Point] (03/06/2020)

Select locations to offer virtual exams for Veterans - ATLAS provides ‘Patient Centered Care’ for Veterans [from VAntage Point] (02/04/2020)

VA on the Future of Health Care Innovation - VA Executive Advisor, Deborah Scher speaks at the 2019 CNS Summit about mission driven coalitions, the importance of VA partnerships and the future of collaboration, innovation, and technology for Veterans the VA serves. (01/28/2020)

Choice, Control, Clarity: Appeals Modernization - The Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) of 2017 gave Veterans a greater choice in how to disagree with a VA claim decision. Giving Veterans more choice has been a top priority for VA. [from VAntage Point] (01/27/2020)

Veterans Affairs improvements have made a positive impact - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has had to tackle several issues and concerns in the past 10 years. Everything from wait times, employee culture and morale, infrastructure improvements, and costs associated with these improvements, patient satisfaction, suicides, recruitment and retention of providers and more. [from The Hill] (01/04/2020)

After Adding Telehealth in VFW Posts, VHA Now Puts Sites at Walmarts - The Veterans Administration is still on shaky ground with medical appointment wait times. Officials say new telehealth facilities will help improve Veterans’ access to healthcare. [from The Daily Yonder] (01/03/2020)

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VA, Walmart open telehealth locations to serve Veterans in rural areas - VA and Walmart cut the ribbon in Asheboro, North Carolina, Dec. 10, for a new VA-led Accessing Telehealth through Local Area Stations (ATLAS) services pilot location. [from VAntage Point] (12/12/2019)

Verizon highlights commitment to VA partnership supporting telehealth in new commercial - This past Veterans Day weekend, Verizon highlighted its partnership with VA in a commercial featuring VA’s telehealth services. [from VAntage Point] (11/21/2019)

ATLAS debuts at U.S. Senate, demonstrates 'The Future of Health Care' - Project Advancing Telehealth through Local Access Stations (ATLAS) will allow Veterans to be examined at their local Veterans service organization posts through virtual appointments with medical professionals across. [from VAntage Point] (11/13/2019)

Air Force Legislative Fellow to bring VA experience to 'The Hill' - “This is an excellent opportunity to learn from Congressional staffers, and knowledge of the legislative process on a wide range of issues,” Maj. Keith Griefer said. “This program provides each Fellow on-site experience and defense expertise.” (09/30/2019)

Opinion: Improving Veterans' lives through partnerships that make a difference - Why are big companies like Walmart, Philips, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon working with the Department of Veterans Affairs to deliver telehealth services to rural Veterans? [by Sec. Robert Wilkie on the Washington Examiner (08/29/2019)

VA Promotes ATLAS at 120th VFW National Convention - Advancing Telehealth through Local Access Stations (ATLAS) is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' latest innovative virtual health care experience to increase Veteran access to care. ATLAS caters to Veterans living in rural areas with long travel times to VA health care facilities or with limited connectivity at home. [from VAntage Point (08/22/2019)

Project Atlas creates better access to care for Veterans - VA recently teamed up with Philips, VFW, and the American Legion to provide equipment for remote telehealth exam rooms. The project, dubbed "Atlas," will enable Veterans to conduct virtual appointments with VA care teams and specialists. [from VAntage Point] (08/18/2019)

SECVA Wilkie receives Atlas Remote Exam Rooms demonstration - Philips provided a demonstration of its Project Atlas Remote Telehealth exam rooms to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie during The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 120th National Convention, on July 23 (07/23/2019)

VA-Verizon partnership offers unlimited access to department's video telehealth service - As a result of a partnership with Verizon, Veterans who are customers of the telecommunications company, as of June 27, will have unlimited access to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ Video Connect telehealth app. (06/27/2019)

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