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VA’s Rapid Appeals Modernization Program now open to all appeals

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Modernization Prgm

 

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.

Fourth Round Of $75 Million In Vhhp Funds Now Available For Veteran Housing

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75 MILLION IN VHHP FUNDS

 

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.

Muscling in on muscle loss: VA team seeks new ways to detect, treat sarcopenia

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Muscle Loss

 

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.

VA opens new medical clinics: keeping quality care close to home

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New Clinics

 

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.

Battling opioids: Discussing innovative approaches to a national epidemic with VA experts

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VHA Pod Cast 001

 

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.

Colorado VA researcher discusses the challenges living with chronic pain

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Chronic Pain

 

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.

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