VA health IT innovations receive high marks for impact on Veterans lives – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was recognized, early June, for delivering results in the federal health information technology (IT) community as part of FedHealthIT’s 2020 Innovation Awards. (6/12/20)
Veteran trust in VA reaches all-time high – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced Veteran trust in VA reached 80% in April, reflecting a 19% increase since January 2017. (6/5/20)
VA national cemeteries resume committal and memorial services halted by the COVID-19 pandemic – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries will resume committal services starting June 9 in all but two VA national cemeteries. (6/5/20)
VA, Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation deliver cancer care to Veterans via teleoncology – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it is teaming with the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation (Foundation) to build new programs to enable VA oncology specialists to provide Veterans access to precision cancer care regardless of where they live. (6/3/20)
VA names new national cemetery in rural Wyoming – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today Cheyenne National Cemetery for the name of the new VA national cemetery in Cheyenne, WY. (6/3/20)
VA to begin legal process of replacing three German POW headstones – VA announced today that it will initiate the process required by law to replace three German prisoner of war headstones in national cemeteries in Texas and Utah. (6/1/20)
White House order to end union subsidies expands clinical space for Veterans, nets $1.4 million for taxpayers – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it has expanded clinical and office space for serving Veterans by more than 150,000 square feet, while saving taxpayers more than $1.4 million annually. (5/28/20)
VA resumes in-person Compensation and Pension exams at select locations – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will resume in-person Compensation and Pension (C&P) exams in select locations across the country. (5/28/20)
VA conducts deep-dive study into effects of COVID-19 on Veterans – Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began a national four-year study on the impact of COVID-19 on Veterans to help address critical questions about the disease. (5/28/20)
Gary Sinise Foundation donates meals to VA hospital staff during COVID-19 pandemic – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today
the Gary Sinise Foundation has committed to providing up to 20,000 meals to VA health care and frontline workers.
Secretary Wilkie Memorial Day 2020 message – Today, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie released the following video message in honor of Memorial Day 2020. (5/22/20)
VA lead facilities reintroduce health care services while ensuring safe environment – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie announced the department will begin to reintroduce health care services in select VA facilities May 18, as states reopen from COVID-19 shutdowns. (5/18/20)
VA encourages donations to help homeless Veterans or those at risk of homelessness during COVID-19 pandemic – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new initiative requesting the public to make donations to help provide emergency relief and facilitate remote access to health care for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. (5/18/20)
VA, multiple agencies launch Joint Mortgage and Housing Assistance website for Americans impacted by COVID-19 – To ensure homeowners and renters have current and accurate housing assistance information during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today, along with several other agencies, launched a new unified mortgage and housing assistance website.
VA launches clinical trial for Veterans with COVID-19 based on prostate cancer drug – Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began a new clinical trial to test a Food and Drug Administration-approved prostate cancer drug as a potential treatment for male Veterans with COVID-19. (5/15/20)