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Veteran's Voice

VA Launches Campaign to Increase Veterans’ Economic Potential


 VA Launches Campaign to Increase Veterans’ Economic Potential

 DALLAS — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald, with leaders from national and local Veterans service organizations, corporate employers and government agencies, announced the launch of the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative, an effort focused in a total of 50 U.S. cities to promote economic success for Veterans.
The initiative is part of MyVA, which is dedicated to making Veterans the center of all we do.
 “The best way to get things done for Veterans is to involve partners from both the public and private sectors – national to local,” said McDonald.

VA Secretary Waives Resident-Rate Requirements of the

                VA Secretary Waives Resident-Rate Requirements of the
Choice Act through December, 2015

Ensures Continued GI Bill Benefits for Students While States Work to Comply with New Law
 
WASHINGTON – In order to make it easier for Veterans and their families to receive their GI Bill benefits where they choose, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has used his authority to waive the provisions of Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (Choice Act).

VA Launches Innovation Creation Series to Improve Quality of Life for Veterans

                VA Launches Innovation Creation Series to Improve Quality of Life for Veterans
Reaches out to Leaders in Technology and American Public to
Help Innovate Solutions to Improve Care
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2015
WASHINGTON D.C. – Can you imagine losing the ability to use everyday objects like your phone, typing on a computer or even enjoying a beloved hobby like photography?  These are a just a few of the challenges that Veterans and civilians with disabilities such as amputations and tremors face every day – and these are the challenges the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) wants to help solve.

VA Research Commemorates 90 Years of Health Care Innovation Focused on Improving Veterans’ Lives


VA Research Commemorates 90 Years of Health Care Innovation Focused on Improving Veterans’Lives

 

 WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs will highlight 90 years of improving the lives of Veterans and other Americans through medical and prosthetics research when it celebrates National VA Research Week May 18–22, 2015, at host medical facilities across the United States and its territories.

 “VA Research and Development plays a pivotal role in improving the health of Veterans,” said VA Secretary Robert A.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month


May is Mental Health Awareness Month

New VA Website Encourages Veterans to Tell Their Stories ofHope

 

WASHINGTON – May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To commemorate the month, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is encouraging Veterans, along with their families and friends, to visit and view recovery journey stories on the website,MakeTheConnection.net.

Make the Connectionis a national awareness program operated by VA aimed at reducing the negative perceptions and stigma associated with seeking mental health care.

Group of Respected Medical Experts to Advise VA on Health Care for 9 Million Veterans

Group of Respected Medical Experts to Advise VAon Health Care for 9 Million Veterans
Special Medical Advisory Group Led by Dr. Jonathan Perlin of Hospital Corporation of America
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a new 11-member Special Medical Advisory Group (SMAG) composed of leading medical experts to assist the Department in delivering health care to the 9 million Veterans enrolled in the Veterans Health Administration.
The SMAG is a reconstitutedfederally-chartered

Online Course Helps Healthcare Professionals Better Serve Veterans and Servicemembers

 
Online Course Helps Healthcare Professionals Better Serve Veterans and Servicemembers
Course is Part of VA’s TRAIN program, which launched this month
 
WASHINGTON – The departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense (DoD) have announced the launch of an online continuing education course aimed at helping health care professionals better treat Veterans and Servicemembers.
The free course,Military Culture: Core Competencies for Health Care Professionals, is being offered to community health care providers nationwide through the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Training Finder Real-time Affiliated Integrated Network

VA Research Commemorates 90 Years of Health Care Innovation Focused on Improving Veterans’ Lives

VA Research Commemorates 90 Years of Health Care Innovation Focused on Improving Veterans’ Lives
 WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs will highlight 90 years of improving the lives of Veterans and other Americans through medical and prosthetics research when it celebrates National VA Research Week May 18–22, 2015, at host medical facilities across the United States and its territories.
 “VA Research and Development plays a pivotal role in improving the health of Veterans,” said VA Secretary Robert A.

Online Course Helps Healthcare Professionals Better Serve Veterans and Servicemembers

                

 Online Course Helps Healthcare Professionals Better Serve Veterans and Servicemembers

Course is Part of VA’s TRAIN program, which launched this month
 
WASHINGTON – The departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense (DoD) have announced the launch of an online continuing education course aimed at helping health care professionals better treat Veterans and Servicemembers.
The free course,Military Culture: Core Competencies for Health Care Professionals

VA Expands Choice Program Eligibility, Effective Immediately


 VA Expands Choice Program Eligibility, EffectiveImmediately

 

VA Will Now Determine Eligibility Using Driving Distance

WASHINGTON  – In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it will determine eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program based on the distance between a Veteran’s place of residence and the nearest VA medical facility using driving distance rather than straight-line distance. This change has been published in the
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