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Veterans

Treating the Invisible Wounds of War

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 - 10:01
Today, we are more likely to talk about PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and related mental health issues such as alcohol and substance use as they are recognized medical conditions with effective treatments available. Since September 11, 2001, more than 2.69 million troops have returned from deployments to Iraq or Afghanistan.

How Government Actions Can Help Address the National Opioid Epidemic

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 - 12:31
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 10:00
The Surgeon General released a report, “Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health” last December.  The report focuses on a variety of communities, including Veterans, as it discusses how government can work with the private and non-profit sectors to best address the growing addiction problem and the significant challenges posed by implementing effective, long term treatment.

Dr. David Shulkin

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 - 13:16
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David Shulkin Wins Bipartisan Approval, Confirmed as VA Secretary. Listen to our interview with him.
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Mon, 11/14/2016
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What are Veterans Health Administration’s strategic priorities? What is VHA doing to improve its organizational performance? What is VHA doing to advance healthcare innovation for veterans and the country? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. David Shulkin, Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration, US Dept of Veterans Affairs.

Dr. David Shulkin

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 - 13:15
The Honorable Dr. David J. Shulkin is Under Secretary for Health for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. As the Chief Executive of the Veterans Health Administration, Dr. Shulkin leads the nation’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.76 million Veterans each year. The Veterans Health Administration is also the nation’s largest provider of graduate medical education and major contributor of medical research. Dr. Shulkin will have oversight over the system that employs over 300,000 people who work in the health system.

Transforming VA’s IT Organization to Better Serve Veterans: Insights from LaVerne Council, Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Monday, July 18th, 2016 - 8:57
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Though much has changed since that time, Lincoln’s sentiment remains constant in the mission of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Changes in society, advances in technology, and the aftermath of recent military conflicts only underscore the importance of such a mission and the need to get it right.

A Conversation with Curtis L. Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity, Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 11:16
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As veterans separate or retire from the military, transitioning to civilian life can be hard. The federal government has the obligation to ensure that returning veterans have access to and use of hard-earned benefits that can ease this transition. With some one million veterans likely to separate or retire in the next five years and many young veterans unemployed, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs manages a portfolioof educational and job training services for eligible veterans to enhance their economic opportunity and successful transition.

Curtis Coy

Friday, February 14th, 2014 - 16:27
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How does the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs promote employment opportunities for veterans? What is VA doing to enhance opportunities for veterans to obtain knowledge and skills to properly transition into civilian life? What programs provide opportunities for veterans to obtain, retain and adapt at home? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Curtis Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Next week on The Business of Government Hour.
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Mon, 05/26/2014
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How does the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs promote employment opportunities for veterans? What is VA doing to enhance opportunities for veterans to obtain knowledge and skills to properly transition into civilian life? What programs provide opportunities for veterans to obtain, retain and adapt at home?

Perspectives on Ending Veteran Homelessness

Friday, July 12th, 2013 - 17:58
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Setting Context: Opening Doors—A Comprehensive National Strategy to Prevent and End Homelessness MJ:  Let me set some context. For years the federal government has been trying to confront homelessness, but with the release in 2010 of Opening Doors, it is the first time we’ve ever actually had a strategic plan—a roadmap for joint action—to end it. In the past, we’ve tried to manage it, we’ve tried to address it, but we’ve never been committed to actually ending homelessness.

Susan Angell and Mark Johnston

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 - 14:00
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Ms. Angell and Mr. Johnston led an interdepartmental program that reduced veterans homelessness by 12 percent in one year.
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Mon, 07/08/2013
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Ms. Angell and Mr. Johnston led an interdepartmental program that reduced veterans homelessness by 12 percent in one year.

A Conversation with Dr. Peter L. Levin, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 - 12:28
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This is no small feat considering the demands placed on the system. To meet these demands head-on involves leveraging innovation and advances in technology. How is VA identifying new technologies and promoting innovation? What is the Blue Button Initiative and how is VA using open source technology to meet its mission? Dr. Peter L. Levin, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, joined me on The Business of Government Hour to explore these questions and more.
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