July 17, 2018

VEText system transforming VA’s medical scheduling process

VA recently launched VEText, a text messaging appointment-reminder system, which to date has helped VA reduce no-show medical visits by more than 100,000. VA introduced VEText […]
July 10, 2018

VA reviewing World War II mustard gas claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is reviewing previously denied claims from World War II Veterans who participated in full-body testing for mustard gas or Lewisite […]
July 10, 2018

NIH and VA collaborate to boost veterans’ access to cancer clinical trials

NAVIGATE will launch at 12 VA facilities across the nation.
July 9, 2018

Smartphone feature provides immediate access to Veterans Crisis Line

“Call the Veterans Crisis Line.” VA is excited to announce that service members and Veterans can connect to the Veterans Crisis Line using these simple words. […]
July 3, 2018

Changes coming to Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance program

Effective August 1, 2018, the entitlement available under the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program will be reduced from 45 months to 36 months, but in […]
July 2, 2018

VA releases state-level Veteran suicide data, national strategy for preventing Veteran suicide

VA released state-level Veteran suicide data today as a follow-up to its 2015 National Suicide Data Report, which was released on June 18. Alongside the state […]
June 26, 2018

VA now reminds Veterans of their appointments by text

To increase access to health care for all Veterans, VA has created VEText, an interactive mobile solution to remind Veterans of upcoming appointments via text messaging. […]
June 18, 2018

VA releases national suicide data report

VA released findings today from its most recent analysis of Veteran suicide data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This report yields several […]
June 12, 2018

VA and PsychArmor Institute offer online suicide prevention training

VA, in collaboration with PsychArmor Institute, a national nonprofit that provides online education and support to Americans who work with, live with or care for military […]