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Nov 15, 2022 - Highlights initiatives through the VA's Office of Rural Health (ORH) to support holistic health for rural veterans, including services to aid the transition to civilian life, TeleYoga, and healthy lifestyle coaching.
Source: VA News
Nov 8, 2022 - Notice from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) seeking comments on forms related to the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP). These forms are used to award grants under this program, assess services, and evaluate grant compliance. Comments are due by January 9, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 28, 2022 - Notice from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amending the October 19, 2022, notice of a virtual public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs on November 8-10, 2022. Agenda items include updates from VA leadership, the benefits and administrative subcommittees for proposed recommendations, and the VA Office of Tribal Health. Registration is required.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 27, 2022 - Highlights efforts by a VA neuropsychologist to address disparities in utilization of telehealth by older veterans, describing preparations to support older patients. Discusses the need for telehealth support for veterans and the Veterans' Cognitive Assessment and Management Program, or V-CAMP, which offers cognitive care service support to older rural veterans who may otherwise not be able to access dementia specialists.
Source: VA News
Oct 27, 2022 - Announcement from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of funding and grant application information for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. The program focuses on ending homelessness among veterans and seeks to support services equitably across geographic regions, including rural and tribal areas. Eligibility for Priority 1 is limited to existing grantees only. Applications for new funding will be accepted under Priority 3 and Priority 4. Applications are due by February 10, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 24, 2022 - Notice of proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amending its medical regulations regarding Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) coverage. This proposed rule would allow coverage of telephonic (audio-only) medical visits. The VA also proposes removing limitations on outpatient mental health visits and removing cost-sharing requirements for contraceptive services and contraceptive products approved, cleared, or granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Comments are due by November 23, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 19, 2022 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs on November 8-10, 2022. Agenda items include updates from VA leadership, the benefits and administrative subcommittees for proposed recommendations, and the VA Office of Tribal Health. Registration is required.
Source: Federal Register