(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - In this June 21, 2013, file photo, the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington. A new first-of-its kind government study finds suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas. The numbers suggest that social isolation, gun ownership and limited health care access may be factors behind the higher numbers. The Department of Veterans Affairs released data Sept. 15, on suicide by state. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

An update on efforts by VA to prevent veteran suicides

The prevention of veteran suicides has been an ongoing and high priority for the Veterans Affairs Department. Efforts go far beyond hotlines.

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VA health facilities, still operating in pandemic mode, get a checkup from the inspector general

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After some agencies restore federal unions’ official time, new House bill would eliminate it

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Union leaders say staffing shortages are stretching their agencies thin

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The pandemic has hit one federal group harder than most, children of military service members

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VA’s meteoric telehealth expansion poses new questions for the future

The Department of Veterans Affairs is considering the next steps for telehealth, after it expanded the program by 1,831% last year.

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From months to minutes: VA platform connecting homeless veterans with services more quickly

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ digital transformation center has delivered at least 30 COVID-19-related applications and modified another 20 to help…

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Data gathering for Veterans Affairs investigations is an ‘iterative process’

For David Case, deputy inspector general at the Department of Veterans Affairs, investigations are a mix of sifting through documents and machine-generated data, and talking to individuals.

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