Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Why veterans' healthcare offers a 'beacon of hope'

"A Beacon of Hope"

Edward Machtinger, M.D., Professor of Medicine and UCSF's Director of the Women’s HIV Program is a national thought leader and advocate for using trauma-informed approaches to more effectively address complex health and behavioral conditions. He also believes that veterans healthcare can improve care for all Americans.
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"An agency in 'chaos'"

The Trump Administration says its Executive Orders have led to positive reforms within the VA bureaucracy. But a major Iraq and Afghanistan veteran advocacy nonprofit and VA employee representatives have said the agency's instability has put veterans and their care at risk. Read more at the San Diego Tribune.

Transgender veterans have 'few differences in health'

In reporting published by Health Affairs, transgender veterans were not found to have worse health than cisgender veterans (and thus unlikely to increase healthcare costs). Read more at Reuters.

VA / Air Force effort to increase awareness of services

A program being piloted at Air Force and VA facilities aims to increase awareness of health programs and services available to women veterans. Read more at the Standard Examiner.

Mar-a-Lago trio fallout

A liberal veterans advocacy group has sued the Trump Administration in an attempt to keep three high-profile influencers, first revealed in a ProPublica report, from impacting decision-making at the VA. Read more at Stars and Stripes.

Veterans 'Saddle Up' at VA Medical Center in St. Louis

Veterans who participated in equine-assisted therapy have reported decreases in anxiety and pain. Read more at U.S. News & World Report.

NW Florida VA system adds care teams

The VA's Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System is adding additional integrated care teams to serve the regions veterans. Read more at Northwest Florida Daily News.
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