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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says VA plays Crucial Role in COVID-19 Treatment Study

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says VA plays Crucial Role in COVID-19 Treatment Study | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release dated: January 19, 2021)

    Washington - - 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.

    The study published Dec. 11, 2020, by the New England Journal of Medicine, showed the drugs baricitinib and remdesivir combined were far better at improving and reducing recovery time of COVID-19 patients than treatment with remdesivir alone. “Safe and effective vaccines for COVID-19 are being rolled out in VA and other health care settings, but finding treatments remains crucial,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA researchers and all the Veterans who volunteer for studies are contributing to steady p
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  • Veterans Affairs, Israel Ministry of Defense renew Partnership to Share Best Practices in Veteran Health Care

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Israel Ministry of Defense renew Partnership to Share Best Practices in Veteran Health Care
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    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release dated: January 15, 2021)

    Washington - - 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. The partnership focuses on enhancing the quality of life for Veterans through the delivery of state-of-the-art, evidenced-based physical and mental health care that leverages the experience, resources and research of both partners. “The partnership with the Ministry will augment the important work VA does to support Veterans,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “This collaboration will also identify opportunities for VA and the Ministry to share best practices in polytrauma rehabilitation and assessment, treatme...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Celebrates 75 Years of the Veterans Health Administration

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Celebrates 75 Years of the Veterans Health Administration | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release: January 12, 2021)

    Washington - - This year, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) commemorates 75 years of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

    Originally established in 1946 as the Department of Medicine & Surgery to care for Veterans returning from World War II, VHA has evolved to meet the unique challenges and care needs of Veterans from every era and at every stage of their lives. “As we celebrate this historic milestone, we are presented with an opportunity to share VHA’s rich history while looking toward our next chapter as a learning organization that is committed to continuous improvement,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “It is also a fitting occasion to recognize the extraordinary efforts of VHA staff and volunteers during the
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  • Veterans Affairs, Fitbit help support Veteran Health and Wellness during COVID-19 Pandemic

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Fitbit help support Veteran Health and Wellness during COVID-19 Pandemic | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release: January 11, 2021)

    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. The initiative will be focused on participants who currently use Fitbit devices. VA has contracted with Fitbit to initially provide 10,000 eligible Veterans, caregivers and VA staff a one-year free membership to Fitbit Premium. This includes access to guided programs, hundreds of workouts, mindfulness content, a wellness report and a health metrics dashboard. Participants will also have access to Fitbit Health Coachi...
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  • Veterans Affairs expands Access to Telehealth Services during COVID-19 Pandemic for Older, Rural and Homeless Veterans

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs expands Access to Telehealth Services during COVID-19 Pandemic for Older, Rural and Homeless Veterans | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release dated: January 6, 2021)

    Washington - - 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.

    As part of the program, VA providers refer Veterans to a VA social worker, who determines eligibility for various programs to assist with getting the internet service or technology needed for VA telehealth — ensuring older Veterans, those living in rural areas and Veterans who are homeless or in temporary housing have the opportunity to participate.

    According to the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Veterans with lower incomes, more severe
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administers over 146,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to date

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administers over 146,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to date | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release dated: January 5, 2021)

    Washington - - 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.

    In accordance with VA’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan, the department started vaccination efforts at 37 initial VA medical centers, following the Food and Drug Administration’s Dec. 11 decision to issue an Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. The 37 initial sites to first receive the vaccine were selected based on several factors, including having the capacity to store the vaccine at extremely cold temperatures and the ability to offer hi
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs publishes Final Regulation to Improve Delivery of Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Services

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs publishes Final Regulation to Improve Delivery of Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Services | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release dated: January 5, 2021)

    Washington - - 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. This establishes for the first time, the nationwide categories of prosthetic and orthotic services, sensory aids and medical devices VA is authorized to provide to Veterans as part of their active treatment and ongoing rehabilitation. Previously, these categories varied across VA medical centers. “The rule establishes a uniform approach for VA to deliver prosthetic items and services to Veterans,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “It ensures Veterans receive the same standard of service for the rehabilitative devices they
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs resumes Overpayment Notifications while continuing Relief Options for Veterans

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs resumes Overpayment Notifications while continuing Relief Options for Veterans | site |



    Washington - - 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.

    The collection of these overpayments was deferred to provide financial relief to Veterans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “VA recognizes Veterans and beneficiaries may still experience financial distress from COVID-19, and it will continue to offer enhanced relief options for impacted Veterans,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “These include extending repayment plans, waivers, compromises and temporary hardship suspensions. Most importantly, the department will pause collections through October 2021 for Veterans who remain in financial hardship and request relief.” Veterans an
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Administers over 55,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses in two Weeks

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Administers over 55,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses in two Weeks | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release: December 30, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it has administered initial COVID-19 vaccine doses to more than 5,000 Veterans residing in its Community Living Centers and Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Centers and more than 50,000 health care employees in its first two weeks (Dec. 14-Dec. 27) of providing COVID-19 vaccines.

    VA began vaccinating Veterans and frontline employees at 37 initial VA medical centers according to its COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan, following the Food and Drug Administration’s Dec. 11 decision to issue an Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. The 37 initial sites to first receive the vaccine were selected based on several factors, in
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Final Report on Forces to Flyers Initiative to Assist Military Veterans in Becoming Pilots

    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Final Report on Forces to Flyers Initiative to Assist Military Veterans in Becoming Pilots | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release: December 30, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the release of a final report on Forces to Flyers, a three-year research initiative offering interested military veterans an opportunity to earn commercial pilot’s licenses and flight instructor certifications. The report evaluates the initiative’s success in meeting project goals and provides lessons learned for future efforts to assist veterans in obtaining flight training to become airline pilots. The report also discusses pathways and opportunities for Americans seeking to become airline pilots, including flight training options. “The Forces to Flyers demonstration project has helped veterans transition from military service to good pay
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs publishes Federal Government's first Employee Experience Journey Map

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs publishes Federal Government's first Employee Experience Journey Map | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release dated: December 22, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the creation of a new, first-of-its-kind tool that supports VA’s public servants in providing the highest level of service to Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors they serve.

    The Employee Experience (EX) journey map identifies moments that are significant during an employee’s career, using the same human-centered design process VA applied in the development of 45 customer journey maps to improve the experience for Veterans and their families.

    “As we strive to give our Veterans, families, caregivers and survivors every reason to Choose VA for their care, benefits and services, we also want our employees to remain
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  • Veterans Affairs, American Lung Association partner to help Veterans diagnosed with Lung Disease

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, American Lung Association partner to help Veterans diagnosed with Lung Disease | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, press release dated: December 18, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced its partnering with the American Lung Association to help Veterans, diagnosed with lung disease, live healthier lives.

    The partnership will increase Veterans’ access to information about lung disease and resources. “This collaboration will promote effective coping strategies designed to slow the progression of lung disease and offer support networks to help Veterans and their caregivers,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA researchers are dedicated to learning more about diseases that impact both Veterans and humankind to help with prevention and treatment.” VA and the Lung Association will also join forces on tra
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs updates Welcome Kit for Veterans and Families

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs updates Welcome Kit for Veterans and Families | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] press release: December 22, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced today the addition of 10 ‘quick start guides’ and caregiver resources to the VA Welcome Kit — a guide for service members, Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors to access care, benefits and services. The updated welcome kit makes it easier to obtain information about VA resources by listing each step and document needed in the application or enrollment process. “Our welcome kit breaks down VA’s care, benefits and services in an easy-to-follow way so Veterans and their families don’t miss out on any VA resources they may be eligible for,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “This guide is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in what the department has to o
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to begin COVID-19 Vaccinations at 128 additional Sites

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to begin COVID-19 Vaccinations at 128 additional Sites| site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release: December 21, 2020)

    Washington - - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will begin COVID-19 vaccinations this week at 128 additional sites using the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines.

    On December 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which is the second COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized.

    “Having a second COVID-19 vaccine will enable us to reach more facilities and vaccinate more health care personnel and Veterans in additional parts of the country,” said VA Secretary Robert L. Wilkie. “We continue to implement our COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan and are grateful to be one step closer to seeing the end of this pandemic.” Per Centers for Disease Control and
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Launches Single Access Point to all VA Contact Centers

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Launches Single Access Point to all VA Contact Centers | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release: December 16, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today, the formal launch of 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411), a single access point to all VA contact centers.

    The number is available 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year to serve Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors.

    Responding to Veteran feedback on the challenges of knowing the right number for VA assistance, 1-800-MyVA411, serves all members of the Veteran community seeking information or help. Veterans and their families can still reach the Veterans Crisis Line directly at 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1, by Chat or by texting 838255. The White House VA Hotline is also still available at 1-855-948-2311 for Veterans and their families to share compliments
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says VA plays Crucial Role in COVID-19 Treatment Study
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says VA plays Crucial Role in COVID-19 Treatment Study | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release dated: January 19, 2021)

    Washington - - 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.

    The study published Dec. 11, 2020, by the New England Journal of Medicine, showed the drugs baricitinib and remdesivir combined were far better at improving and reducing recovery time of COVID-19 patients than treatment with remdesivir alone. “Safe and effective vaccines for COVID-19 are being rolled out in VA and other health care settings, but finding treatments remains crucial,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA researchers and all the Veterans who volunteer for studies are contributing to steady p
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    01-20-2021, 10:37 AM
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    Veterans Affairs, Israel Ministry of Defense renew Partnership to Share Best Practices in Veteran Health Care
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Israel Ministry of Defense renew Partnership to Share Best Practices in Veteran Health Care
    | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release dated: January 15, 2021)

    Washington - - 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. The partnership focuses on enhancing the quality of life for Veterans through the delivery of state-of-the-art, evidenced-based physical and mental health care that leverages the experience, resources and research of both partners. “The partnership with the Ministry will augment the important work VA does to support Veterans,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “This collaboration will also identify opportunities for VA and the Ministry to share best practices in polytrauma rehabilitation and assessment, treatme...
    01-19-2021, 10:52 AM
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Celebrates 75 Years of the Veterans Health Administration
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Celebrates 75 Years of the Veterans Health Administration | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release: January 12, 2021)

    Washington - - This year, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) commemorates 75 years of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

    Originally established in 1946 as the Department of Medicine & Surgery to care for Veterans returning from World War II, VHA has evolved to meet the unique challenges and care needs of Veterans from every era and at every stage of their lives. “As we celebrate this historic milestone, we are presented with an opportunity to share VHA’s rich history while looking toward our next chapter as a learning organization that is committed to continuous improvement,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “It is also a fitting occasion to recognize the extraordinary efforts of VHA staff and volunteers during the
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    01-14-2021, 07:54 AM
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    Veterans Affairs, Fitbit help support Veteran Health and Wellness during COVID-19 Pandemic
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Fitbit help support Veteran Health and Wellness during COVID-19 Pandemic | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release: January 11, 2021)

    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. The initiative will be focused on participants who currently use Fitbit devices. VA has contracted with Fitbit to initially provide 10,000 eligible Veterans, caregivers and VA staff a one-year free membership to Fitbit Premium. This includes access to guided programs, hundreds of workouts, mindfulness content, a wellness report and a health metrics dashboard. Participants will also have access to Fitbit Health Coachi...
    01-12-2021, 12:20 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Veterans Affairs expands Access to Telehealth Services during COVID-19 Pandemic for Older, Rural and Homeless Veterans
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs expands Access to Telehealth Services during COVID-19 Pandemic for Older, Rural and Homeless Veterans | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release dated: January 6, 2021)

    Washington - - 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.

    As part of the program, VA providers refer Veterans to a VA social worker, who determines eligibility for various programs to assist with getting the internet service or technology needed for VA telehealth — ensuring older Veterans, those living in rural areas and Veterans who are homeless or in temporary housing have the opportunity to participate.

    According to the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Veterans with lower incomes, more severe
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    01-10-2021, 05:30 AM

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