VA reduces prescription opioid use by 64% during past eight years

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it has successfully reduced prescription opioid use in patients within the VA health care system by 64%, from more than 679,000 Veterans in fiscal year 2012 to 247,000 in fiscal year 2020 through quarter three. VA achieved this reduction by aggressively emphasizing the safe and responsible […]

VA survey to collect customer feedback on education benefits

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the launching of its Veterans Signals (VSignals) surveys to assess education benefits processes. VA’s Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) will email one of three surveys to randomly selected Veterans and beneficiaries who have recently interacted with VA’s education benefits program. The survey focuses on the experience at one of three […]

VA and partner agencies announce COVID-19 Insights Partnership

Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), along with the Departments of Energy (DOE) and Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the formation of the COVID-19 Insights Partnership, an initiative to coordinate and share health data as well as research and expertise to aid in the fight against COVID-19. The COVID-19 Insights Partnership creates […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 July 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == NDAA 2021 [03] —- (Pentagon CMO Position Elimination Amendment) 04 == Military Troop Withdrawals —- (Trump’s Proposal to Reduce U.S. Troops in Germany) 05 == Military Racial Disparities [03] —- (Cadets Say they Were Called the N-Word and ‘Shunned’) 07 == Gold Star Pins —- (Understanding […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 July 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == NDAA 2021 [01] —- (House Draft Proposals) 06 == NDAA 2021 [02] —- (Senate Votes to Start Debate) 07 == Military Racial Disparities —- (Legal Officers Concede Still Exist in Justice System) 08 == Military Racial Disparities [01] —- (SecDef Efforts to Eliminate) 09 == Military […]