Pictured above: Bill Britt, an 85-year-old Army Veteran who served during the Korean War, and his wife Mae, 84, have traveled frequently giving the couple opportunity to visit several VA medical facilities.
Securing a job is an essential step to exiting homelessness, but for many homeless Veterans employment is not just hard to find. It can be hard to keep.
In November 2017, VA launched the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP). RAMP provides a unique opportunity for Veterans with a pending disability compensation appeal to have early access to the more efficient review process in the historic Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 before the law takes effect in February 2019.
Today, the Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention (VHHP) program announced the availability of $75 million in funding to assist in developing housing opportunities for our Veterans, especially those at risk of homelessness or experiencing temporary or chronic homelessness.
WASHINGTON — The Defense Department released its Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military, which shows that service member reporting of sexual assault increased by about 10 percent in fiscal year 2017.
A new robotic treatment was recently used for the first time at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa. It’s a treatment that will increase the number of options Veterans have in their fight against cancer.
You’re at the gym, doing a bench press. You push up, raising the barbell—that’s the “concentric” phrase. Now you ease the weight down toward your chest—that’s what exercise physiologists call the “eccentric” phase.
At VA, making sure Veterans have access to high quality health care is a priority. That’s why we’re proud to share the recent openings of two state-of-the-art VA medical facilities in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. These locations will reduce the amount of travel necessary for many Veterans to receive timely care.
The second episode of the new Veterans Health Administration’s Innovation Ecosystem (VHA:IE) podcast is out after the inaugural episode that looked at the new and innovative ways VA is targeting Veteran suicide.
VA’s Erica Sprey, host of the pod cast series “Voices of VA Research,” speaks with Dr. Joseph Frank, both a primary care physician at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System in Denver and a researcher at the Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care. Dr. Frank’s research is focused on improving care for Veterans who are living with chronic pain—especially strategies for safely tapering the use of long-term opioid medication. Listen to the full discussion here — an excerpt of the discussion is below.