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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.
VA launches program to send caring letters to 90,000 Veterans - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today its Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) formally launched the Caring Letters Program, an evidence-based suicide prevention intervention that involves sending periodic messages with simple expressions of care and concern to Veterans who use VA health care and contact the VCL. (10/5/20)
VA recognized for advancements in health care access, 3D printing applications - Leaders of two U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) initiatives have been named winners of the 2020 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) for improving health care access for Veterans and advancing 3D printing applications for Veteran care. (10/5/20)
VA employees “Show Some Love” during 2020 CFC kickoff - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today, employees in the national capital region launched their 2020 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) season to support causes ranging from Veteran suicide prevention to children with special needs. (10/2/20)
VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers begins expanding eligibility to Veterans of earlier eras - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today implementation of a new information technology (IT) system marking the official launch of the first phase of expansion of the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) to caregivers of eligible Veterans of earlier eras. (10/1/20)
VA launches White Ribbon VA campaign to promote healthy relationships during Domestic Violence Awareness Month - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today launched White Ribbon VA, a month-long national call to action to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment, sexual assault and domestic violence in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (10/1/20)
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Expansion to start Jan. 1, 2020
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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.