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Appeals Modernization Benefits Breakdown

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VA, CDC closely monitoring Coronavirus outbreak 

VA is working closely with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners, monitoring an outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
VA has activated its emergency management coordination cell (EMCC) and is implementing an aggressive and collaborative public health response to protect and care for Veterans. 
At this time, no Veterans receiving care at VA have been diagnosed with 2019-nCoV. Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent the 2019-nCoV infection and no medication to treat it. CDC believes symptoms appear 2 to 14 days after exposure.
What to do if you have symptoms
If you have both:
  • Symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath and
  • Have either recently returned from China or have direct exposure to others diagnosed with 2019-nCoV.
Call before visiting your local VA medical center to seek care. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.


Active Heroes offers Veterans activities and resources

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Active Heroes is a charity that provides resources to Veterans in order to end Veteran suicide. AH offers national activities, peer support and resources for military heroes and their families. Free of charge to Veterans and military members, Active Heroes sponsors almost 500 annual events across the United States.


Virtual services for Veterans at select VFWs, American Legions, Walmarts

ATLAS telehealth appointment
VA is teaming up with Philips, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the American Legion and Walmart to provide telehealth services with Project Advancing Telehealth through Local Access Stations (ATLAS).
The sites offer health care services that do not require hands-on exams such as primary care, mental health counseling, clinical pharmacy, nutrition services, social work, and more. 


Caregivers focus of new academy program

Including Caregivers into Veterans' medical teams was the focus of a launch event between VA and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation Jan. 31 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
The Campaign for Inclusive Care Academy is a groundbreaking model for health care systems nationwide. The training focuses on Caregivers and Veterans receiving geriatric, polytrauma and traumatic brain injury care.


Valentines Day Discounts for Veterans on

The Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) online shopping site, just launched an amazing Valentine's Day Sale for Veterans and VA employees. In celebration of this day of sharing, emotion, and fun, go online and expect to find fantastic deals certain to impress those special people in your lives, or treat yourself. From flowers to gift baskets and more, has you covered. Up to 15% off on select items using the code LOVE15.


VA Podcast: Appeals Modernization Benefits Breakdown

The three lanes of Appeals Modernization help Veterans get their claims processed more quickly. In this week's Borne the Battle, Cheryl Mason helps break down the third lane: Appeal Lane for Appeals to the Board. Chairman Mason has worked in many positions on the board and breaks down the board from a process and legal perspective.



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Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? 

Did you know that VA offers same day services in Primary Care and Mental Health at 172 VA Medical Centers across the country? Make the Connection Resource Locator

Contact the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255.)

RallyPoint Resources
Learn how RallyPoint can help you and other members of the Veteran community. Have you tried couples therapy? Also, learn about no-cost PTS treatment programs.