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Veterans ask, VA answers: Questions on electronic health record modernization

Over the next several years, VA will transition to a new electronic health record (EHR), a system used by health care providers to store and track patient data. This transition will begin in spring 2020 at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. As VA shifts to the new EHR, the Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization took the chance to answer your most frequently asked questions.

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VA MISSION Act Making A Difference for Veterans

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Since implementing the VA MISSION Act this past June, VA is helping more Veterans access the care and services they need, when and where they need them.
Our new network now includes 880,000 community providers across the country, urgent care benefits and the expansion of VA telehealth, bringing care to Veterans in their communities and homes. 

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Veterans are twice as likely as non-Veterans to be targets of online scams

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Unfortunately, former service members are more likely than civilians to be targeted by online scammers while doing these things. Veterans are twice as likely to lose money to fraud because of identity theftphishingimpostor scams, and investment, loan, or donation deceptions. Learn how to protect your information.

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Veterans have options for seeing Vietnam memorial wall

Vietnam Memorial
Veterans and the general public have several options to see Vietnam memorial walls in 2020 with the release of traveling wall schedules.
The Wall That Heals is operated by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, who unveiled the replica on Veterans Day 1996. Since then, more than 600 communities have seen the traveling display.

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Your Next VA Home Loan

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As of Jan. 1, 2020, it is now easier to use the VA home loan benefit to purchase, refinance, or construct a home with no down payment, regardless of the cost of the home.
The VA home county loan limits were eliminated as part of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 for Veterans and service members with full entitlement.

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Become a Vietnam War Commemoration Partner

Vietnam Commemoration
Organizations who want to thank Vietnam Veterans for their service can join the Vietnam War Commemoration Commemorative Partner Program.
Many organizations host events around March 29, which is Vietnam War Veterans Day.
The commemoration recognizes all who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of duty location; and their families.

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No Veteran Should Be Without a Place to Call Home

Free Help for Homeless Veterans Dial 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) for 24/7 access VA's services for homeless and at-risk Veterans
Homeless Veteran Chat Confidential, 24/7 online support for homeless Veterans and friends
https://www.va.gov/homeless for more information

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.)

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Stress Resources

7 stress resources Veterans can use right now

As a Veteran, you might experience difficult life events or challenges after leaving the military. We're here to help no matter how big or small the problem may be. VA's resources address the unique stressors and experiences that Veterans face — and we're just a click, call, text, or chat away.

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Cervical cancer screenings for women Veterans

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. VA health care provides Women Vets with the option to receive gynecologic care, including cervical cancer screenings.
VA encourages you to talk to your primary care provider about cervical cancer testing because early detection can help save your life.

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Which VA life insurance program is best for you?

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VA offers life insurance programs that provide financial security and peace of mind for service members, Veterans, and their families. These insurance programs have specific eligibility criteria, insurance terms, and application processes.

 

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Supporting Providers Who Serve Veterans with Suicide Prevention Resources

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VA's Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program (SRM) provides one free hour of consultation services for community or VA providers who work with Veterans at risk for suicide.
SRM experts only consult with PROVIDERS on suicide risk management and does not provide any direct care or support to Veterans. If you are a Veteran in crisis — or you're concerned about one — free, confidential support is available 24/7. Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, send a text message to 838255, or chat online. Find Veteran Suicide Prevention information and resources on the Veterans Crisis Line website.

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Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and VA partner for Final Salute: The Last Mile

Final Salute
It was a chance meeting between a Tampa VA Medical Center employee and a funeral director that led to a program that now honors deceased Veterans who have no one else to honor them as they transition to their final resting place.
Final Salute: The Last Mile provides a motorcycle escort to the Florida National Cemetery for Veterans who pass at Tampa and Bay Pines VA Medical Centers and who have no family to claim their remains.

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Free Braille and Talking Book Program for Veterans

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Any honorably discharged Veteran who is blind, has low vision, or a disability preventing the reading of traditional materials is eligible.The Braille and Talking Books Program is accomplished through a nationwide network of libraries to serve citizens and Veterans living inside the U.S. or abroad.

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Find a VA Facility near you.

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No Veteran Should Be Without a Place to Call Home

Free Help for Homeless Veterans Dial 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) for 24/7 access VA's services for homeless and at-risk Veterans
Homeless Veteran Chat Confidential, 24/7 online support for homeless Veterans and friends
https://www.va.gov/homeless for more information

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.)

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Also, learn about no-cost PTS treatment programs.

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