Project Atlas

Approximately one third of Veterans we serve live in rural areas. They must often must drive great distances to receive their care at the VA. Philips will donate the equipment required to pilot 10 rural access points at the halls of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars for Veterans to conduct telehealth sessions with […]

VA awards contract for Region 4 of Community Care Network to increase Veteran access to health care

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded a contract Aug. 6 to TriWest Healthcare Alliance to serve as Third Party Administrator in managing Region4 of VA’s new Community Care Network (CCN). The Community Care Network is the department’s direct link with community providers that will ensure VA provides the right care at the right time to Veterans. Region […]

VA hosts initiative that assists in securing financial futures for Veterans, service members and their families

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will host the Economic Investment (EI) Initiative: Puget Sound 2019, Aug. 6 – 8 at the South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington, to help those who serve or have served in uniform find continued success in civilian life. The EI Initiative is a free, three-day event that will […]

VA has cured 100,000 Veterans of Hepatitis C

As World Hepatitis Day is marked nationwide this week, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reached a significant milestone, having cured more than 100,000 Veterans of chronic hepatitis C virus infection (HCV), establishing VA as a global leader in the diagnosis and treatment of HCV. HCV infection can lead to advanced liver disease (ALD), […]

VA announces upcoming awards of more than $400M in grants to help Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

Thousands of low-income Veterans and their eligible family members will continue to have access to crucial homelessness services as a result of $426 million in grants to be awarded under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. This funding includes $62 million in new SSVF awards that support outreach, […]

VA, DeepMind develop machine learning system to predict life-threatening disease before it appears

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in partnership with DeepMind Health, published results in the July 31 edition of Nature, on the development of an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can forecast a deadly kidney disease in advance. In keeping with VA’s efforts to help improve the lives of Veterans through research and innovation, the breakthrough […]

VA achieves critical milestone in its Electronic Health Record Modernization Program

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently transferred the health records of 23.5 million Veterans to a Cerner Corp. data center, setting the stage for the records to be processed this summer in support of VA’s and Department of Defense’s (DoD) common electronic health record solution. This initial data migration phase of VA’s Electronic Health […]

VA enhances research and education efforts related to airborne hazards and burn pit exposure with newly restructured research hub

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently established the Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence (AHBPCE) as part of its ongoing efforts to improve health care for Veterans. “VA is addressing Veterans concerns about the health effects of airborne hazards and burn pit exposure,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “Establishing this program […]

VA researchers receive nation’s top award for early career scientists

On July 26, four U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers will receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), which is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers at the beginning of their independent research careers who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. […]