VA and Parkinson’s Foundation partner to help Veterans living with Parkinson’s disease

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Parkinson’s Foundation announced today they are teaming up to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of Veterans living with Parkinson’s disease. “This collaboration ensures Veterans diagnosed with Parkinson’s have access to the information and resources they need to better manage their health,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. […]

Department of Veterans Affairs Announces Process for Charting the Course – Agency Plan on Returning to Pre-COVID-19 Operations

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a three-phase plan for resuming regular operations at its medical centers, benefit offices and national cemeteries in a post-COVID-19 setting. VA never closed its doors during the pandemic but did implement a wide range of actions to ensure the safety of its patients and employees. Under VA’s plan, conditions on […]

VA gets boost from CARES Act to provide emergency assistance to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness during COVID-19 crisis

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it has expanded support services enabled by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to make available immediate relief for Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The CARES Act allocates $17.2 billion for the Veterans Health Administration, […]

VA Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry reaches major milestone

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) today announced the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry now exceeds 200,000 registrants. The registry, which began in June 2014, allows Veterans and service members to self-report their exposures and health concerns in an online questionnaire that can be used to initiate discussions of health concerns with a provider. […]

VA enhances National COVID-19 Reporting Summary tool

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it enhanced its National COVID-19 Report Summary website that provides a real-time look at the status of COVID-19 patients who have been tested or treated at VA facilities. “The accelerating pace of VA’s response to the national emergency required VA to leverage the department’s unique national data […]

VA is protecting and serving all of America

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it is helping 38 states and territories with their response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), providing care, services and supplies to hundreds of non-Veterans in this time of uncertainty. In coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), VA has deployed doctors, nurses and nursing […]

VA expands access to virtual hearings

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) today announced it is expanding access to virtual hearings to all Veterans awaiting their Board hearing after successfully testing the capabilities during the last year. Virtual hearings are a secure, confidential and convenient option for Veterans and their representatives to have their Board hearing […]

VA participating in drug, plasma trials in fight against COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced participation in a series of clinical trials and investigations across the nation aimed at finding ways to mitigate or potentially prevent symptoms of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in patients. The trials demonstrate the ability of VA — America’s largest integrated health care network that also […]

VA names Brooks D. Tucker Acting Chief of Staff

Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Brooks D. Tucker will serve as VA’s acting chief of staff, effective April 30. He will remain in his current position as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs (OCLA). “As our legislative point man, Brooks helped negotiate some of the most sweeping […]

Veteran trust in VA health care rises above 90 percent for the first time

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today released survey results showing Veteran trust in VA health care outpatient services has increased more than 5% since 2017, reaching 90.1% as of April 12. VA received surveys from 4,030,438 Veterans since June 2017 to the present via the Veterans Signals customer feedback program which asks Veterans about their […]