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Inclusive veterans care program to expand across VA
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Inclusive veterans care program to expand across VA

A program including caregivers into Veterans’ medical teams is expanding across all of VA, Secretary Robert Wilkie announced Oct. 19 during a virtual 5th annual VA-Elizabeth Dole Foundation Convening event. The Campaign for Inclusive Care Academy equips doctors, nurses, social workers and frontline medical personnel with training to support Veterans and caregivers. Long Description The training focuses on...

Helping homeless Veterans prepare for winter
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Helping homeless Veterans prepare for winter

Parts of New England are already experiencing the first frost of the season. That’s a sure sign that winter is fast approaching. Specialists with the VA New England Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program are starting to look ahead to the winter months and homeless Veterans’ needs. A good start to the season occurred when regional Veteran...

American veterans: How will Trump and Biden handle their issues?
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American veterans: How will Trump and Biden handle their issues?

Both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden offered in-depth veterans policy plans in their responses to the Military Times Veteran Presidential Forum published on Wednesday. Here’s a look at some of the biggest takeaways: Biden promises new tax credit for caregivers of veterans Expansion of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ caregiver support programs...

Beautiful Lives Project Expands Services to Disabled Veterans
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Beautiful Lives Project Expands Services to Disabled Veterans

From on-the-field baseball experiences to adaptive shooting, the Beautiful Lives Project is dedicated to bringing exciting, interactive events to disabled Veterans. Our events are free to participants and are typically activities that would not be available to the disabled community due to physical or facility limitations. Live a Beautiful Life From the pure joy of throwing a...

VA Ventures: Venturing into the future of Veteran health care
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VA Ventures: Venturing into the future of Veteran health care

Innovation and ingenuity have long been a part of VA’s care for Veterans. However, the mission of providing the best care for all who served cannot be carried out alone. This is especially true in the modern health care space, where new ideas require considerable technical knowledge and rigorous testing. That’s why VHA Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE)...

An essential list of fall virtual events VA job seekers should attend
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An essential list of fall virtual events VA job seekers should attend

Fall brings changing leaves, shortening days and cooler temperatures. At VA, it also means a slew of conferences and conventions. Normally, you’d find us all over the country at various professional health care conferences. While in-person events are currently off the table, there are still plenty of chances to catch us at virtual career events....

Promoting safety in the use of antibiotics for Veterans
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Promoting safety in the use of antibiotics for Veterans

After more than a decade of perseverance and dedication, the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) at South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio has been designated by the Infectious Diseases Society of America as a Center of Excellence (CoE). Since 2009, the program has been promoting safety and optimization in the use of antibiotics for care...

Veterans: Exercise online at your pace on your schedule
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Veterans: Exercise online at your pace on your schedule

Exercise is important for individuals of all abilities. Even a few minutes of activity a day provides both physical and mental health benefits. Many people struggle with maintaining exercise habits due to a lack of knowledge about the type and safety of exercises, accountability or fear of injury. Did you know there is a program...

Protecting veterans against social media scams
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Protecting veterans against social media scams

Online scams can affect Veterans, their families, and anyone using social media platforms—and that’s an estimated 3.6 billion potential victims. Social media scams are becoming more common in this digital age, so it’s important that you know how to recognize them and protect yourself. Scammers are persistent. They try to build a sense of trust...

Secretary Wilkie: Honoring Hispanic-American Veterans
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Secretary Wilkie: Honoring Hispanic-American Veterans

In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson created National Hispanic Heritage Week to recognize people of Hispanic descent who share America’s thirst for freedom. “The people of Hispanic descent are the heirs of missionaries, captains, soldiers, and farmers who were motivated by a young spirit of adventure, and a desire to settle freely in a free...

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