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News by Topic: Veterans

Jun 9, 2021 - Blog post features the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Phoenix Medical Center and its new telehealth physical therapy (PT) clinic that offers care to veterans after total knee replacements, including those that live in rural areas. Describes how the clinic provides patient education on telehealth PT before and day of the operation.
Source: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Jun 3, 2021 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as members of the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs. The Committee will provide advice and guidance to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on all matters relating to Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Native Hawaiian organizations, and Native American Veterans. Nominations are due by June 16, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 3, 2021 - The Veterans Health Administration (VA) is seeking comments on a proposal for two distinct pharmacy reimbursement rates for Indian Health Service (IHS) and Tribal Health Program (THP) facilities in the lower 48 states under the IHS/THP Reimbursement Agreements Program. Comments are due by July 5, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
May 11, 2021 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will hold two public virtual listening sessions to seek input on implementing section 201 of the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019. The listening sessions will help to inform the VA's development of the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP), which aims to reduce veteran suicide through a three-year community-based grant program that would provide financial assistance to eligible entities to provide or coordinate providing suicide prevention services to eligible veterans and their families.
Source: Federal Register
May 3, 2021 - Features a neuropsychologist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Bedford Healthcare System in Massachusetts and describes how she utilized existing telehealth services to provide rural veterans with care for cognitive issues. Provides an overview of her research that found both in-person visitors and tele-users of the neuropsychology clinic were satisfied with the care they received.
Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
May 3, 2021 - Notice from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announcing the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs. The Committee will provide advice and guidance to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on all matters relating to Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Native Hawaiian organizations, and Native American Veterans.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 21, 2021 - Highlights the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Office of Rural Health (ORH) and its five Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers, which explore solutions to improve the health and well-being of rural veterans. Identifies the most pressing issues impacting rural veterans and describes how ORH is working to address them.
Source: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs