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VA campaign encourages public to help raise PTSD awareness

As the country recognizes post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, the VA National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) is inviting the public to participate in its “PTSD Awareness: June 2015” campaign,…

VA programs look to celebrate women veterans, help homeless veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will conduct a series of one-day events to raise awareness and celebrate the stories of women veterans. The events, to be held in five…

Guidelines for VA health care enrollment

A person who served in the active military, naval or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable may qualify for VA health care benefits.…

VA launches campaign to increase veterans’ economic potential

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…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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…

VA commemorating 90 years of health care innovation

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…

Eligibility criteria for 40 miles calculation would change to driving distance

In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it will change the calculation used to determine the distance between…

VA extends program for veterans with traumatic brain injury

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the award of 20 contracts for the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI). Originally slated to end…

VA works to expand Choice Program eligibility

In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will change the calculation used to determine the distance between a…

Groundbreaking device being tested by VA may put end to pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers (commonly known as bed sores) are one of the most troublesome and painful complications for patients during a long hospital stay, but a joint project between the Department…

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