VA News Releases
News Releases from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
15/03/2018 10:45 AM
VA Leader Receives Blue Star Families Caregiving Award for VA Support
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Dr. Lynda Davis, chief veterans experience officer, accepted the 2018 Blue Star Families - United Health Foundation Blue Star Award during the annual Blue Star Neighbors Celebration on March 13 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
13/03/2018 01:00 PM
VA to Conduct In-depth Internal Review of Existing Canine Research Projects
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the Office of Research and Development (ORD) of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) extended its commitment to reduce future research on canines by initiating a rapid, in-depth internal review of existing canine research projects.
12/03/2018 02:32 PM
VA Expands Transparency Efforts of Institutions Receiving GI Bill Payments
As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) ongoing commitment to expand public transparency and accountability of agency expenditures, VA today released data showing GI Bill tuition and fee payments to VA-approved colleges, universities, and other education and training institutions across the country.
10/03/2018 04:44 PM
Veterans Affairs Provides Assistance in Wake of Yountville Tragedy
Our sympathies are with the families, friends and colleagues of Jennifer Gonzales, a psychologist with the San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Pathway Home's executive director, Christine Loeber and staff therapist Jen Golick killed at The Pathway Home
09/03/2018 11:45 AM
VA Secretary Announces VA Open Application Programming Interface Pledge
WASHINGTON - In a keynote speech March 9 at a Las Vegas conference that attracted more than 45,000 professionals from the health-information and technology communities, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) David Shulkin encouraged health-care providers to sign a pledge to work with VA to accelerate the mapping of health data to industry standards, including the current and future versions of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR).
07/03/2018 03:38 PM
VA Announces Launch of Lighthouse Lab' at Health Information & Technology Conference
WASHINGTON - Shared at a key health-information and technology conference in Las Vegas on March 5, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the launch of a 'beta' version of its Lighthouse Lab, a computer platform offering software developers access to tools for creating mobile and web applications that will help Veterans better manage their care, services and benefits.
07/03/2018 06:53 AM
UPDATE - DC VA Medical Center Demonstrates Significant Improvement
Today, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) outlined a series of major improvements undertaken at the DC VA Medical Center (DCVAMC) in the 11 months since the VA's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released an interim report critical of the Medical Center.
06/03/2018 10:00 AM
VA Launches Telehealth Program for Rural Vets with PTSD
WASHINGTON - With a focus on improving access to mental health care for Veterans living in rural areas, today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it has launched a pilot telehealth program that will give rural Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) remote access to psychotherapy and related services.
26/02/2018 02:40 PM
VA Introduces New, Improved Modernized Leasing Program
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a
modernization of its leasing program to better align the agency's major lease procurements with other federal agencies and the private sector, with an emphasis on increased competition, cost savings and speed to market.