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    VA recognizes HeRO award winners for safety initiatives, COVID-19 efforts

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it honored Veterans Health Administration (VHA) National HeRO Award recipients for their contributions to VHA's journey to becoming a high reliability organization (HRO). Continue reading...
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    VA offers debt relief to Veterans impacted by natural disasters

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today its commitment to extend debt relief to Veterans adversely impacted by natural disasters. Continue reading...
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    VA expands Veteran access to telehealth with iPad services

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new collaboration with Apple to increase Veterans' access to virtual care benefits. Continue reading...
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    VA notifies Veterans of compromised personal information

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Management today announced a data breach involving the personal information of approximately 46,000 Veterans and actions taken by the department to prevent and mitigate any potential harm to those individuals. Continue reading...
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    VA awards $1.3 million to support Veterans at elevated risk of suicide from experiencing or being at risk of homelessness

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it recently awarded $1.3 million in grants to 11 regional homelessness nonprofit organizations to bolster suicide prevention services for Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Continue reading...
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    The country makes a milestone commitment to prioritize suicide prevention for Veterans and all Americans

    The President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) Office and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today 42 states and one U.S. territory signed the PREVENTS state proclamation pledging their prioritization of suicide prevention for...
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    Secretary Wilkie Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging House Action on Veterans Suicide Prevention Legislation

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie today released the following statement after a bipartisan group of more than 30 senators called on House leaders to pass S. 785, the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, which would expand mental...
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    New study shows Veterans give VA health care facilities and VA community provider network high marks

    A recently published study shows Veterans receiving outpatient care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facilities or community providers within VA's network are pleased with their experience overall. Continue reading...
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    Forbes ranks VA as one of the best employers in 17 states

    Forbes has named the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) one of America's best employers in 17 states in its second annual survey of America's best employers by state. Continue reading...
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    Study finds VA outperforms community hospitals on Veteran outcomes for a coronary procedure

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today study results, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found Veterans undergoing an elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for stable angina at community hospitals had an increased chance of dying...
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    During Suicide Prevention Month VA encourages supporters to 'Be There' for Veterans and help connect them with resources

    This September, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes Suicide Prevention Month highlighting VA's Be There campaign, reminding Veterans and their loved ones that small actions can make a big difference to Veterans going through difficult times. Continue reading...
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    VA offers electronic virtual assistant for Veterans to connect faster with counselors

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new artificial intelligence platform designed to enhance customer service and provide timely responses to Veterans. Continue reading...
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    VA dedicates Acadia National Cemetery in Maine

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today dedicated a new national cemetery in rural Jonesboro, Maine. Continue reading...
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    VA announces new clinical trial for Veterans with COVID-19

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a new clinical trial to study convalescent plasma for treating seriously ill COVID-19 patients as part of a larger effort to give Veterans faster access to potential COVID-19 treatments and test the treatments' effectiveness. Continue...
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    VA recognizes winners of 2020 Community Partnership Challenge

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the winners of the 2020 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Community Partnership Challenge recognizing VA facility partnerships with local community organizations that help Veterans and their families lead happier...
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    VA's Board of Veterans' Appeals reaches appeal decisions goal early

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) has exceeded its annual goal of issuing 91,500 appeals decisions in fiscal year 2020. Continue reading...
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    VA's digital COVID-19 testing for Veterans, employees, aids in low infection rate

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the use of digital screening at VA health care facilities and increased telehealth has enabled the department to dramatically increase the rate of COVID-19 testing for Veterans and employees. Continue reading...
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    Secretary Wilkie honors President Lincoln's second inaugural address giving VA its mission and motto

    Today, Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie dedicated a permanent memorial at the Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL, celebrating President Lincoln's second inaugural address which gave VA its mission and motto. Continue reading...
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    VA rolls out new patient-appointment tool, as part of electronic health record modernization transformation

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new appointment scheduling tool Aug. 21 at the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System to make medical visits more efficient for care providers and Veterans. Continue reading...
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    VA to award more than 425 grants, $279 million to help prevent and end Veteran homelessness

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will award more than 425 grants to community organizations totaling approximately $279 million under the Grant Per Diem (GPD) program. Continue reading...
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