• New research affirms critical need for caregivers in Veteran care
    New research published in the June 2019 edition of the journal Health Affairs shows the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation are working collectively to better integrate caregivers into a Veteran's health care treatment. Read more »
  • VA and White House launch Veteran suicide-prevention task force
    As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and White House initiative to curb Veteran suicide, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Joe Grogan will launch a cabinet-level task force June 17 to develop a national roadmap. Read more »
  • 2 VA employees selected for George W. Bush Institute's Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program
    Two U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) personnel will be among 43 chosen scholars gathered in Dallas for the 2019 George W. Bush Institute's Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program aimed at individuals serving Veterans and those motivated to grow their skillsets, knowledge and influence across the nation. Read more »
  • VA exceeds hiring goal of mental health providers by the thousands
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently surpassed its original goal to hire mental health providers by more than 1,000, through the Mental Health Hiring Initiative, which aims to achieve higher standards of access and quality care. Read more »
  • VA's Vet Centers to host open houses to celebrate initiative's 40th anniversary
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will host open houses during the month of June to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its Vet Centers, which provide readjustment counseling for eligible Veterans, service members and their families. Read more »
  • VA receives awards for innovation in health IT
    For the second year, nine U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs were recognized for innovations in federal health technology during an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Read more »
  • VA health care facilities to go smoke-free
    As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) commitment to provide excellent health care for Veterans, the department will implement a new policy restricting smoking by patients, visitors, volunteers, contractors and vendors at its health care facilities by October. Read more »
  • VA launches new health care options under MISSION Act
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its new and improved Veterans Community Care Program on June 6, 2019, implementing portions of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (MISSION Act), which both ends the Veterans Choice Program and establishes a new Veterans… Read more »
  • VA announces final community care regulations under MISSION Act
    Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the publication in the Federal Register of two final regulations as part of its new Veterans Community Care Program under the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act of 2018. Read more »
  • VA nabs four Telly Awards for virtual-care educational videos
    As a result of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) efforts to educate and help Veterans better understand health care services available to them, VA's Office of Connected Care (OCC) recently won four Telly Awards for educational videos highlighting the department's virtual care experience. Read more »