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Veteran’s Corner: Study shows VA surgical care better than or equal to non-VA hospitals

By Raymond Taylor Archuleta County Veterans Service Office The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced VA hospitals outperform or match neighboring non-VA hospitals in surgical quality and overall…

Veteran’s Corner: VA expands funding for veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness during pandemic

By Raymond Taylor Archuleta County Veterans Service Office The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is allocating an additional $400 million of its coronavirus relief funding to enhance…

Veteran’s Corner: REACH: A call to action to engage the nation in preventing suicide

By Raymond Taylor Archuleta County Veterans Service Office The White House and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched the REACH national public health campaign aimed at empowering all Americans…

Veteran’s Corner: VA reinstates in-person services at medical facilities

By Raymond Taylor SUN Columnist The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced, as of mid-June, more than 100 VA medical facilities and medical centers (VAMCs) have reinstated at least…

Veteran’s Corner: VA announces support for three-digit emergency number to access crisis centers for suicide prevention

By Raymond Taylor Archuleta County Veterans Service Office The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced its support for the Suicide Prevention 988 expansion initiative, a new national three-digit…

Veteran’s Corner: Nationwide plan to raise awareness about mental health, connect veterans and others at risk of suicide released

By Raymond Taylor SUN Columnist The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the release of the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS),…

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…

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