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  1. Physical Evaluation Board Forum

    VA recognized for impact on lives of Blue Water Navy Veterans

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals has awarded the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Blue Water Navy (BWN) communications and outreach campaign with a 2020 MarCom Platinum Award. Continue reading...
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    VA program helping more Veterans connect with bank, credit union account choices

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today at least 25,000 more Veterans are now receiving monetary benefits through federally-insured banks and credit unions - mitigating their risk of fraud occurrence. Continue reading...
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    VA encourages Veterans to leave smoking behind during annual Great American Smokeout

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is encouraging Veterans to leave smoking behind for good Nov. 19, during the Great American Smokeout by combining cessation counseling with other VA clinical resources and support. Continue reading...
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    VA report lists 71 top customer experience improvements and initiatives

    WASHINGTON - 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. Continue reading...
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    VA chief research officer receives award for advancing prostate cancer research for Veterans

    WASHINGTON - 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). Continue...
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    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. Continue...
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    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. Continue reading...
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    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. Continue...
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    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. Continue reading...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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. Continue reading...
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    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...
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    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. Continue reading...
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    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...
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    National Veterans Day Observance 2020

    As part of the 2020 National Veterans Day Observance, the Honorable Robert Wilkie, Secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will lay a wreath, November 11, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in recognition and commemoration of the Veterans who have served in the U.S. Uniformed...
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    New report highlights VA's role in IT innovation, key to successful coronavirus pandemic response

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today, the release of the Office of Information and Technology's (OIT) 2020 Year in Review, 'Driving Digital Transformation at VA,' a multi-media report highlighting VA's innovative IT initiatives that dramatically improve Veterans' access...
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    VA recognizes 2020 Robert L. Jesse Award winner for innovative steps in expanding telehealth access for Veterans

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the recipient of the agency's Robert L. Jesse Award for Excellence in Innovation - for advanced work in expanding telehealth access for Veterans living in rural communities across the country. Continue reading...
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    Walmart reopens five VA telehealth access points after COVID-19 shutdown

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced today five Accessing Telehealth through Local Area Stations (ATLAS) sites in select Walmart stores have resumed clinical services to Veterans in rural areas. Continue reading...
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    VA, Duke University and Baylor College of Medicine launch partnership to enhance breast cancer treatment for Veterans

    In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it has launched a new strategic partnership with Duke University and Baylor College of Medicine towards building VA's National Women Veterans Oncology System of Excellence, integrating...
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