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VA creates National Women Veterans Oncology System of Excellence in fight against breast cancer

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is developing a National Women Veterans Oncology System of Excellence through research, partnerships precision oncology and teleoncology that will provide women Veteran oncology patients with cutting edge care and access to potentially lifesaving clinical trials. Through the National Women Veterans Oncology System […]

VA recognizes Compensated Work Therapy Vocational Rehabilitation Week

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes Compensated Work Therapy Vocational Rehabilitation Week, Oct. 19-23, acknowledging the more than 1,000 VA Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) vocational rehabilitation counselors, managers and peer support specialists who provide services to more than 64,000 Veterans each year within the VA health care system. VA’s CWT services are integrated with clinical […]

Secretary Wilkie Thanks President Trump for Making “988” America’s New National Suicide Prevention Number

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie released the following statement after President Trump signed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act: “People in distress and in need of timely care should face the fewest obstacles possible to get help. The bill President Trump signed today will soon make it easier for those at risk to […]

Secretary Wilkie Applauds President Trump for Signing Suicide Prevention Bill

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie released the following statement after President Trump signed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, into law. “This legislation moves America closer to a goal that all citizens can support: increasing the local resources available to our men and women who answered the call […]

VA’s Transition Assistance Program Participant Guide honored by marketing association

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today its Transition Assistance Program (TAP) was recently recognized by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals during the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards, for the VA Benefits and Services Participant Guide — a publication that makes it easy for transitioning service members and Veterans to understand their benefits. Recognized for two creative […]

VA completes secure transfer of Veteran data ahead of new electronic health record launch

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it completed transferring patient data into its new electronic health record (EHR) solution in preparation for the system’s launch in the Pacific Northwest later this month. The Oct. 1 migration includes clinical and demographic data for approximately 88,000 Veterans and equips VA health care providers with […]

VA, Blue Star Families to support Veterans impacted by COVID-19

To better support Veterans impacted by COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is partnering with Blue Star Families (BSF) for the COVID-19 Military Support Initiative (CMSI). The mission of CMSI is to share information, maintain engagement and develop best practices and policy approaches to ensure our military families receive the support it deserves. “Our […]

Federal electronic health record connects with more community partners

The Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) program office announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) expanded their joint health information exchange (HIE) network with the private sector, Oct. 9, after connecting with the CommonWell Health Alliance. CommonWell brings a nationwide network of more than […]

Borne the Battle Podcast Ep. 215: Benefits Breakdown, Intimate Violence Assistance Program

In support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Borne the Battle’s featured guest this week is Dr. LeAnn Bruce, National Program Manager for the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) who shares the importance of the program and how the VA offers these services to Veterans. Dr. Bruce talks where and what services are offered through […]

Borne the Battle Ep 214: Marine Veteran and WWE Superstar, Stephen Kupryk

Before becoming a Marine Veteran Stephen Kupryk served as a machine-gunner with two tours to Afghanistan. On the Borne the Battle podcast, Stephen Kupryk, AKA WWE Smackdown Superstar Steve Cutler, joins the Borne the Battle Podcast to discuss his experiences in the US Marines and achieving his dream to become a WWE Superstar. Full Episode […]