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Wilkie praises committee leaders’ end-of-year suicide prevention goal

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie praised members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs recently for setting the goal of getting important veterans suicide prevention legislation…

VA strengthens Caregiver Support Program

On Sept. 25, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced improvements to the Caregiver Support Program. This announcement put a timeline to expanding the comprehensive assistance to family caregivers. The…

VA recognizes World Mental Health Day

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) joined organizations, communities, leaders and mental health professionals to observe World Mental Health Day Oct. 10. This year’s theme was “mental health promotion…

VA and Virta Health partner in innovative approach to diabetes care

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a partnership on May 13 with Virta Health to explore an innovative program focused on improving the health of persons with Type…

White House VA Hotline surpasses 250,000 calls from veteran community

Pledged by President Donald J. Trump as part of his administration’s commitment to reforming the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as of May 14, the White House VA Hotline…

VA to celebrate Women’s Health Week with events at medical centers

In celebration of National Women’s Health Week, May 12-18, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers (VAMCs) across the country will host events to support women veterans and connect…

VA continues to pioneer new approaches for treating veteran mental health conditions

A recent study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open on March 1 showed positive outcomes for veterans…

Executive order signed to empower veterans and end veteran suicide

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order titled “National Initiative to Empower Veterans and End Veterans Suicide,” which focuses on improving the quality of life for America’s veterans and…

VA Debt Management Center reduces average wait times for veterans contacting call center

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Debt Management Center (DMC) reached a recent milestone this July when it reported it had lowered the average wait times for veterans contacting…

VA study on cholesterol genetics could lead to new treatments for heart disease, diabetes

In the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) drive to help improve lives of veterans through health care discovery and innovation, a team led by VA researchers recently identified three…

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