VA Secretary David J. Shulkin summarized his plans to use the 2018 budget request towards improving veteran services. The 2018 budget request for discretionary funding totals $82.1 billion (including medical care collections), of which $66.4 billion was previously provided as the VA Medical Care 2018 Advance Appropriation. The budget request for mandatory funding totals $104.3 billion. While Secretary Shulkin acknowledged the VA has made noteworthy improvements in delivering benefits to veterans, more must be done. We have outlined the details of Secretary Shulkin's top five priorities for improving the quality of service provided to veterans by the VA.
A lot of veteran programs worldwide face similar challenges to the U.S., often with lesser budgets. Prior to the VA Healthcare Summit in May, we have highlighted the recent developments taking place in veteran programs across the globe. This whitepaper takes a look at Canada, Singapore, Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. Glancing at the latest developments and "best practices" of other countries could help to inspire new policies for veterans.
In this exclusive article, experts from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs share with us how they are addressing the advancements in Telehealth & Transplant technology as well as challenges, solutions and the road ahead for veterans affairs.
Our nation's veterans are struggling in many areas some of them include spinal cord injury, substance abuse and PTSD. But not only are important strides being made in combating these issues, there’s progress being made which include better women's care and prosthetics for those in need.
Explore the many different faces of our nation's veterans in this interactive eBook packed with articles, interviews and statistics for all of these issues, and get a glimpse into how many decide to solve them.
Danny Pummill, Acting Under Secretary for Benefits, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs discusses some of the current challenges facing the VA, and what is being done to address them.