veterans health

Veterans Affairs has a staffing model, but does the department use it

VA has a model for staffing. But the VA Office of Inspector General finds the model somehow fails to translate into a clear picture of staffing requirements.

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(Photo by Lawrence Jackson)The SAMMIE Awards breakfast held in the Senate Hart Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 9, 2019. (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Even after troops leave Afghanistan, Iraq, resulting brain injury research continuing for VHA

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

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(Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient Alford Washington, Sr., receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Alanna Williams at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System's gymnasium in New Orleans, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Washington was part of the Pathfinder Unit in Vietnam where he survived a plane crash that killed 7 people in Oct. 28, 1967. He said he had no concerns receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. (Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

Senators seek bigger role, more doses for VA in vaccine distribution efforts

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Supply remains VA’s biggest hurdle in vaccinating broader veteran population

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Staff at VHA take stock as the agency celebrates 75 year of history

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VA restarts collection notices for benefits overpayments after COVID put them on hold

VA deferred collection of these overpayments to give veterans financial relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Watchdog faults VA chief over handling of sex assault report

An investigative report by the Veteran Affairs Department’s internal watchdog has taken a look at what VA Secretary Robert Wilkie did when he was confronted…

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FILE-- This April 28, 2014 file photo shows the Phoenix VA Health Care Center in Phoenix.   Sharon Helman, the former director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System, is suing the Department of Veterans Affairs to win her old job back. Helman argues in court papers that a key portion of a 2014 law passed in response to the wait-time scandal is unconstitutional and denies her right to appeal her firing. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says in a letter to Congress that the Justice Department has decided not to contest that element of Helman’s challenge, essentially agreeing with her legal position. Lynch says Justice will continue fighting against Helman's reinstatement.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Innovation playing a larger role at Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs is operating on several fronts to keep its services to veterans up to date. One channel for that is the Veterans Health Administration program called the Innovation Ecosystem.

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