VA is following CDC guidelines and prioritizing individuals for the vaccine based on their personal risk of exposure. Veterans enrolled at the VA Northern California Health Care System are encouraged to call 1-800-382-8387 for more information. Veterans can also visit https://www.va.gov/resources/monkeypox-information-for-veterans/.
The following information was released today:
The Department of Veterans Affairs includes gender identity and preferred name in its national medical record system to help VA providers better understand and meet the health care needs of Veterans. As of June 25th, 2022, VA patients can view, enter and edit their gender identity and preferred name at VA.gov Home | Veterans Affairs. This new feature of VA.gov gives Veterans the ability to enter information about themselves into their health record without going through a VA staff person. With this new solution, VA is giving Veterans more control and choice when it comes to their healthcare information.Continue reading “Veterans Now Able to Enter/Edit Gender ID, Preferred Name”
The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed changes to the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities that pertain to the respiratory and auditory systems. The changes will incorporate medical advancements for treating certain disabilities and modern medical knowledge to more accurately compensate veterans for their service-connected disabilities, according to the VA.
The review team examined three distinct samples of claimed conditions potentially related to burn pit exposure completed from May 1, 2020, to May 1, 2021, and found VBA could improve its processing and oversight. Though VBA staff nearly always made the correct decision in granting compensation for conditions identified as burn pit-related, the OIG found most denials were premature.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) began collecting and recording data in the registry in May 2014 through an online questionnaire and free in-person exams. The OIG found many veterans did not complete the 140-item questionnaire, which is not clear and veteran-centric. Veterans also did not always realize they were responsible for scheduling their own exams.
International Nonbinary People’s Day was first celebrated on 2012 with an aim to celebrate and focus on nonbinary people, their successes and contributions to the world and their issues. The day takes place during Non-Binary Awareness Week from July 11th to July 16th for 2022.Continue reading “Today is International Nonbinary People’s Day”