Tagged: Department of Veterans Affairs

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 News Release

VA resumes in-person benefits services halted by the COVID-19 response

 WASHINGTON — The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the reestablishment of in-person benefits services in select locations throughout the country.  Currently, there are 10 regional offices (RO) open to the public and more are expected to reopen in the coming weeks as reopening phases will vary by RO and local conditions.  “During the last few months, VA… 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
Suicide

President Trump releases PREVENTS roadmap, a nationwide plan for ending suicide among Veterans and all Americans

WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the release of the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS), an historic, nationwide plan to raise awareness about mental health, connect Veterans and others at risk of suicide to federal and local resources, and facilitate focused and coordinated research into suicide. The… Read more
Theft

Georgia Man Arrested for Attempting to Defraud the Department of Veterans Affairs in a Multimillion-Dollar COVID-19 Scam

Christopher Parris, a 39-year-old Atlanta, Georgia resident, was arrested today and charged in federal court in the District of Columbia with fraud for attempting to sell millions of nonexistent respirator masks to the Department of Veterans Affairs in exchange for large upfront payments, the Justice Department announced. The criminal complaint charges Parris with wire fraud.  It alleges that he made… Read more
VA News Release

VA increases capacity by 4,000 beds to combat COVID-19

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced April 1, that it has successfully increased its ICU and Medical/Surgical bed capacity by over 4,000 across the nation. These beds, along with the staff, equipment, and personal protective equipment required to operate them, are critical to the treatment of Veterans and civilians infected with COVID-19. The VA historically had… Read more