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The celebration of Women’s History Month started with a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978. Presentations were given at many of the schools, hundreds of students participated in a “Real Woman” essay contest. There was even a parade in downtown Santa Rosa, California.
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. The U.S. Congress followed this adoptation by passing a resolution establishing a national celebration. Six years later, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March. Read more ...
FDA grants VA first ever compassionate use for 3D-printed hearing device - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) received compassionate use approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in February for a groundbreaking in-house developed medical device to help improve the quality of life of a Veteran with a rare hearing condition. (3/11/21)
VA releases COVID Coach mobile app in Spanish / VA lanza la aplicación móvil COVID Coach en español - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) expands the language capability of the COVID Coach app to help Spanish speaking Veterans and civilians cope with mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. / El Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos (VA por sus siglas en inglés) amplía la capacidad lingüística de la aplicación COVID Coach, para ayudar a los veteranos y civiles hispanohablantes a lidiar con problemas de salud mental durante la pandemia de COVID-19. (3/10/21)
VA stands up commission to recommend new Veterans Health Administration Under Secretary - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) established a commission to identify candidates to lead and manage the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). (3/9/21)
VA kicks off on-demand Women’s Health Transition Training - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its online Women’s Health Transition Training course, enabling all transitioning servicewomen and recently separated women Veterans to have access to information about VA women’s health services. (3/8/21)
DAV’s National Legislative Department takes the resolutions adopted by DAV members at our annual National Conventions to Congress to advocate for improved federal laws, regulations, and policies of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other federal agencies whose programs support the veteran population.
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A study by VA researchers and colleagues found that non-drug therapies given to service members with chronic pain may reduce the risk later in life of adverse outcomes like substance use disorders and suicide attempts.