VA releases 2020 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released today the 2020 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report, which found no significant increases in the Veteran suicide rate from 2017-2018, average suicide deaths per day or total count of Veteran suicides — however, there were positive trends related to VA health care and suicide prevention efforts overall. […]

VHA iEX Day 3 – Main Stage (Part 1)

WELCOME to the 2020 VHA Innovation Experience! Register now: www.va.gov/INNOVATIONECOSYSTEM/views/news-events/iEX.html Veteran Health Administration (VHA) Innovation Ecosystem is the catalyst for enabling the discovery and spread of mission-driven health care innovation to advance care delivery and service that exceeds expectations, restores hope, and builds trust within the Veteran community. We are excited to gather VHA employees, […]

VHA iEX Day 2 – Main Stage

WELCOME to the 2020 VHA Innovation Experience! Register now: www.va.gov/INNOVATIONECOSYSTEM/views/news-events/iEX.html Veteran Health Administration (VHA) Innovation Ecosystem is the catalyst for enabling the discovery and spread of mission-driven health care innovation to advance care delivery and service that exceeds expectations, restores hope, and builds trust within the Veteran community. We are excited to gather VHA employees, […]

VA releases COVID-19 Response Report

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs today announced publication of its Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response Report detailing its efforts to address the pandemic from early January through June 30. The report results are a continuation of VA’s pledge to share best practices and lessons learned with other government agencies and the private health care system while […]

#HonoringVets: X-15 Test Pilots

The X-15 was a joint hypersonic research program with NASA, the Air Force, the Navy, and North American Aviation, Inc. It was developed to provide in-flight data on aerodynamics, structures, flight controls, and the physiological aspects of high-speed, high-altitude flight. The X-15 proved that piloted high-performance aircraft can be flown in space, and identified 25 […]

VA, Prostate Cancer Foundation to expand genetic services to Veterans through nursing research pilot initiative

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new nursing research and training collaboration with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) focused on expanding the role of advanced practice registered (APRN) nurses in the genetic services workforce and the delivery of precision oncology patient care. The expansion includes the creation of VA’s New Data Nurse of the […]

VA, American Kidney Fund join efforts to help Veterans diagnosed with kidney disease

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is partnering with the nonprofit The American Kidney Fund (AKF) to help Veterans   diagnosed with kidney disease live healthier lives. The VA-AKF collaboration augments existing VA programs and services that support Veterans through early identification of kidney disease and referral for appropriate treatment. “Our goal is to […]

VA honors caregivers of Veterans throughout November

During National Family Caregivers Month this November, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will honor the caregivers of Veterans for their invaluable health care, acknowledging the critical role they play in caring for Veterans every day — and even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. VA medical centers nationwide will host virtual events to raise awareness of […]