Columbia VA Health Care System
News from the Department of Veterans Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was recently recognized in studies by two independent peer-review journals - JAMIA Open and Psychiatric Services - for efforts to deliver trusted, easy access and high-quality online health care services to Veterans with complex health care needs or residing in remote areas.
VA achieves historic goal delivering more than 90,000 appeals decisions to Veterans in FY 2019 (9/11/2019)
On Sept 10, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) exceeded its goal, three weeks ahead of schedule, to deliver 90,050 appeals decisions regarding disability benefits and services to Veterans in fiscal year 2019, approximately 9,000 more decisions than the previous year.
VA Secretary Wilkie urges Speaker Pelosi to support key legislation on Veteran suicide prevention (9/9/2019)
VA Secretary Robert Wilkie this week encouraged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to pass bipartisan legislation to help VA build partnerships with community groups who can offer direct help to Veterans who are at risk of harming themselves.