- Veterans' Corner
VETERANS’ CORNER: Initiative hopes to provide better health-care access
On Sept. 19 the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that veterans will have greater access to quality health care through a new initiative Patient-Centered Community Care.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Despite efforts, military and vet suicide numbers rising
The good news: most people with military service never consider suicide. The bad news: the number of military and veteran suicides is rising, and experts fear it will continue to rise despite aggressive suicide prevention campaigns by the government and private organizations.
VETERANS’ CORNER: VA clarifies, expands terms related to chemical agents
On Sept. 6 the Department of Veterans Affairs adopted as a final rule its proposal to amend its adjudication regulations by clarifying and expanding the terminology regarding presumptive service connections for acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy, associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents.
VETERANS’ CORNER: PTSD diagnosis, treatment failing to include EMDR
A column published Aug. 23-25 cited the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration creating a consortium to help diagnose and treat post-traumatic stress disorder.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Veterans housing funding released
The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Aug. 21 the second round of HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing funding to local public housing agencies across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Cause, treatment of PTSD research begins
The Department of Defense and Veterans Administration initiated its five-year plan this month by establishing part one of President Obama’s 2012 executive order to research the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Program aims to cut disability pay claims
The American Bar Association and the Legal Services Corporation, in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs, announced Aug. 12 a new partnership and pilot program aimed at reducing the claims for disability pay.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Fourth anniversary of Post-9/11 Bill
Aug. 1st marked the fourth anniversary of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The VA has issued approximately $30 billion in 9/11 GI Bill payments since its inception in August 2009 and has helped nearly 1 million service members, veterans and their families pursue their education.
VETERANS’ CORNER: VA medical centers make 2013 ‘Most Wired’ list
The 2013 “Most Wired” hospitals named the Department of Veterans Affairs, representing 152 VA medical centers, to its list.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Labor Dept. grants to help train, employ homeless vets
On the heels of the recent announcement by the VA concerning grants for veterans’ transportation needs, the U.S. Department of Labor recently announced $17 million in grants to train and employ homeless veterans.
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