A joint OIG audit found that the DoD, VA did not have a clear plan on a new electronic health record system.
More than half (51%) of clinical staff at the VHA did not feel emotionally supported during the COVID-19 pandemic, while only 40% were aware of the support services available, according to a staff survey.
Transgender Veterans had higher odds than cisgender Veterans of being prescribed opioids in VA.
As part of the VA & White House national suicide prevention efforts, April 15, VA published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for approximately $51,750,000 in suicide prevention grants.
VA officials are warning about an uptick in scam attempts targeting veterans’ pensions that could result in serious financial problems for elderly or infirm individuals.
VA Northern California is offering 2nd vaccine booster doses to specific population groups; read more about vaccine clinics.
Gender identifiers are now included in the VA's medical record system, a remarkable step in ensuring care fits the individual needs of Veterans.
01/05: New VA NorCal Inpatient/Outpatient Visitor Policy01/10: New App to Easily Chat with VA Coming on January 12th New App to Easily Chat with VA Coming on January 12th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzibuuD0_Jk We’re excited to announce that VA is testing a new way for you to quickly get answers to your health questions. Starting January 12, VA... Continue Reading →
National Veterans Day Events National Veterans Day Observance11 a.m. EST/8 a.m. PST VA Secretary Denis McDonough hosts the National Veterans Day Observance Nov. 11 at Arlington National Cemetery. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony. The Veterans Day Observance will honor the men and women who... Continue Reading →
Update 10/05/2021 On Sept. 24, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified and recommended several groups of people who should get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster. They Include: Individuals who should get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster dose:People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings who received a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 primary vaccine series... Continue Reading →
Over the course of the month of August, the VA posted a four-part series of articles on the war in Afghanistan and the Veterans of that war. Below is a synopsis of each part. If you are a Veteran of the war in Afghanistan or know someone who is, please let them know that there... Continue Reading →