Category: PTSD and TBI

Information about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

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June 27th is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day!

June 27th Marks PTSD Awareness Day The United States Senate has unanimously approved legislation authored by Senator Kent Conrad designating June 27, 2013  as National PTSD Awareness Day. Click here to view our PTSD Resources Section. The event is part of Senator Conrad’s continuing efforts to bring greater awareness to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a severe anxiety disorder often associated with… Read more
Governor's Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among SMVF - Michigan

Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among SMVF – Michigan

Did you know there is a preferred method when screening for military connectedness? “Have you or a member of your household served in the military?” This is the most effective way to accurately capture military service in the population that you assist. Using “have you served?” instead of “are you a veteran?” allows for those who may not consider themselves… Read more
FitBit Health Solutions - Veterans Affairs

VA, Fitbit help support Veteran health and wellness during COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new initiative with Fitbit that will provide eligible Veterans, caregivers and VA staff with access to Fitbit programs and services to help manage stress, improve sleep and increase physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative will be focused on participants who currently use Fitbit devices. VA has… Read more
VA awards adaptive sports grants for Veterans

VA awards adaptive sports grants for Veterans

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will award nearly $15 million to 119 national, regional and community programs, headquartered in 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Programs funded through these grants will offer adaptive sports and activities to more than 13,000 Veterans and members of the Armed Forces with disabilities. Included… Read more
VA Electronic Healthcare

VA rolls out new patient-appointment tool, as part of electronic health record modernization transformation

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new appointment scheduling tool Aug. 21 at the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System to make medical visits more efficient for care providers and Veterans. A critical component of VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) effort, the Centralized Scheduling Solution (CSS) will be implemented at all VA health facilities to expedite patient-care coordination throughout the department. “VA has delivered an enhanced scheduling system that will benefit Veterans and health care… Read more
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VA partners with OnStar to bring suicide prevention services to Veterans with the push of a button

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is partnering with OnStar’s emergency services to improve access to suicide prevention resources for Veterans. This partnership will offer Veterans in crisis the opportunity to be transferred to around-the-clock, confidential support via VA’s Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) when they use the emergency services button in an OnStar-equipped vehicle… Read more
COVID-19 Stimulus Package: (Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security "Cares" Act)

VA Expands Funding For At Risk Veterans

VA expands funding for emergency response for Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness during COVID-19 pandemic WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it is allocating an additional $400 million of its coronavirus relief funding to enhance the department’s emergency relief response for Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic. The… Read more