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Rural Veterans and Access to Healthcare – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Aug 1, 2022 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs from August 15-17, 2022. 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. Registration is required.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 29, 2022 - Features the work of Veteran Valor Farm, a nonprofit organization in rural Minnesota that serves veterans through housing, job assistance, and animal-assisted therapy in a farm setting. Describes the development of the farm by Minnesota veterans, support from local community members, and the need for services among area veterans.
Source: Brainerd Dispatch
Jul 18, 2022 - Announces a new, more user-friendly option for contacting the Veterans Crisis Line, making it easier for veterans and those who care about them to reach lifesaving support without having to be enrolled in VA benefits or healthcare.
Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Jul 13, 2022 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs from August 15-17, 2022. 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. Registration is required.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 4, 2022 - Reports on the recognition of the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as the first tribal nation program to be accredited to submit federal VA benefits claims. Discusses healthcare access challenges for Navajo veterans who can now seek care on Navajo lands.
Source: KJZZ

Last Updated: 8/1/2022