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VA report lists 71 top customer experience improvements and initiatives

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) today released the VA Customer Experience Accomplishments Report detailing 71 major initiatives to improve customer service for Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors. Improving customer service as a top priority at VA was established in 2018 and it challenged the department to rethink VA customer interactions, designating the Veterans Experience […]

VA chief research officer receives award for advancing prostate cancer research for Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) announced today VA Chief Research and Development Officer, Rachel Ramoni, Ph.D., has been selected as the first recipient of the Above and Beyond Award from the Women in Science Forum of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). Dr. Ramoni received the award for advancing biomedical research and clinical trials for Veterans with prostate cancer […]

VA, federal partners plan for COVID-19 vaccination distribution

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners to develop a comprehensive COVID-19 vaccine plan to ensure VA safely and equitably distributes vaccines once authorized. The plan will be a phased approach based on scientific and historical evidence, […]

VA, America Salutes You partner to bring attention to suicide prevention resources

As part of its ongoing effort to prevent Veteran suicide, The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new partnership with non-profit organization America Salutes You, to raise awareness of mental health resources for service members, Veterans and their loved ones. The partnership will promote VA’s Be There campaign and share suicide prevention resources through videos, public service announcements […]

VA recruiting volunteers for COVID-19 clinical trials

As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the department announced today its nationwide effort to recruit volunteers for COVID-19 clinical trials at select VA facilities across the country. More than 50 VA medical centers are participating in trials to test vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. “VA is eager to play a […]

Borne the Battle Ep. 218: National Guard Veteran David Muir, EasterSeals’ Veteran Staffing Network

Former National Guard machinegunner, David Muir, recognizes the many challenges Veterans can face when looking for a career. For almost a decade, he has helped Veterans transform their military experiences into competitive job-hunting assets. Full Episode (SUBSCRIBE): www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/borne-the-battle-podcast/ READ: www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/80625/borne-battle-218-david-muir-easterseals-veteran-staffing-network/

VHA iEX Day 3 – Main Stage (Part 2)

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 confirms authority for its health care professionals to practice across state lines

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it published an interim final rule affirming VA’s current policy allowing VA health care professionals to practice across state lines in accordance with the scope and requirements of their VA employment, regardless of conflicting state requirements. This regulation allows VA the flexibility to mobilize and hire […]

VA recognized for clear, consistent communication to Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today, that for the second consecutive year, the organization received a top grade from the Center for Plain Language in its annual Federal Report Card. The 2020 Federal Plain Language Report Card awarded VA an “A-” score in the category of “writing quality.” In 2019, VA received an […]

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. […]