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    VA now transplanting kidneys that are positive for hepatitis C

    Underscoring its mission of improving the quality of life for Veterans, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently began offering a new option to patients awaiting kidney transplants: organs that are positive for hepatitis (hep) C. Continue reading...
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    VA partners with Microsoft to improve how rural Veterans access VA's online services and benefits

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Microsoft Corp., recently formed a partnership that aims to improve how Veterans living in rural areas can access VA's online services and benefits. Continue reading...
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    White House VA Hotline surpasses 250,000 calls from Veteran community

    Pledged by President Donald J. Trump as part of his administration's commitment to reforming the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as of May 14, the White House VA Hotline has answered more than 250,195 calls since it went live June 1, 2017. Continue reading...
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    VA launches community-focused public health model to prevent Veteran suicide

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP) and VA Midwest Health Care Network (Veterans Integrated Service Network [VISN] 23) has been working with academic researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's Program Evaluation and Research...
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    VA's national cemeteries to host Memorial Day ceremonies

    The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs' (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) will host Memorial Day ceremonies from May 25 to May 27 to commemorate the nation's fallen service members. Continue reading...
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    VA's Home Loan Guaranty program notifies Veterans of potential loan fee waivers

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced May 13 that Veterans who qualify for a VA Home Loan funding fee waiver are now being notified in their home loan eligibility certificate and disability compensation award letter. Continue reading...
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    VA and Virta Health partner in innovative approach to diabetes care

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a partnership on May 13 with Virta Health to explore an innovative program focused on improving the health of persons with type 2 diabetes. Continue reading...
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    VA's voluntary research genetics program reaches major milestone with 750,000 Veteran partners

    In its journey to improve the lives of Veterans through health care research and innovation, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently reached a major milestone with enrollment of its 750,000th Veteran partner in the Million Veteran Program (MVP) - a national, voluntary research...
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    VA senior official, nine other employees win federal government awards

    Lauding their transformative efforts, the White House recently selected a senior official from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for its Gears of Government President's Award and nine VA individuals and teams for Gears of Government Agency Awards. Continue reading...
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    Five VA employees named as finalists for Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals

    Five employees from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) were recently announced as finalists for the annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, or Sammies, and will be recognized May 9 during a breakfast on Capitol Hill, as part of Public Service Recognition Week. Continue...
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    VA celebrates Science of Hope' during National Research Week

    In celebration of important medical research conducted by the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), VA medical centers (VAMCs) nationwide will showcase innovative solutions that VA scientists are developing and bringing into clinical practice with help of university partners and other public...
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    Top VA official honored for contributions to women's health

    WASHINGTON - The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) recognized a senior official from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) during a ceremony May 1 in Washington, D.C., for her contributions to improving women's health research. Continue reading...
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    VA joins local officials in celebrating effective end of Veteran homelessness in Lexington, Kentucky

    WASHINGTON - Officials from the departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) joined the mayor and representatives of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Continuum of Care (CoC) on April 25 to celebrate the effective end of Veteran homelessness in Lexington...
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    VA proposes new AFGE collective bargaining agreement

    Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) presented its proposals to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). AFGE represents over 250,000 federal employees within VA. Continue reading...
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    VA recognizes elementary school students for role in ending Veteran homelessness

    In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) community partnership efforts to combat Veteran homelessness, VA recently recognized Henry Zarrow International School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for winning the 2018 End Veteran Homelessness Challenge. Continue reading...
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    VA launches digital campaign encouraging mental health conversations

    In recognition of Mental Health Month in May, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is launching 'The Moment When' campaign, a nationwide effort starting May 1 that will feature Veterans' personal experiences with mental health treatment and recovery. Continue reading...
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    VA and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services join to strengthen safety surveillance for medications issued to Veterans

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced an agreement that greatly improves drug safety monitoring of prescriptions, including opioids Continue reading...
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    VA celebrates Women's Health Week with events at medical centers

    In celebration of National Women's Health Week, May 12-18, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers (VAMCs) across the country will host events to support women Veterans and connect them with VA's health care services. Continue reading...
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    VA and Microsoft partner to enhance care, rehabilitation and recreation for Veterans with limited mobility

    Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Microsoft Corp. announced a new collaboration to enhance opportunities for education, recreation and therapy for Veterans with mobility limitations by introducing the Xbox Adaptive Controller - a video game controller designed for people...
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    VA and Cigna partner to help prevent opioid misuse and improve treatment of Veterans with chronic pain

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Cigna, a global health service company, recently announced a new public private partnership to improve safety and quality of care for Veterans with chronic pain, who are at risk for opioid misuse. Continue reading...
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