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Insights from the VA Program Management Roundtable

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 - 13:57
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Listen to the audio of this panel and see below for an article from VA about the session. VA Acquisition Corps/Program Management Roundtable Event Reprinted with permission from VA

Announcing the Center’s Newest Research Report Topics

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 - 13:22
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We are pleased to announce our latest round of awards for new reports on key public sector challenges, which respond to priorities identified in the Center's research agenda. Our content is intended to stimulate and accelerate the production of practical research that benefits public sector leaders and managers. We expect the following reports to be published in early 2018. Short summaries of each report follow. Modernizing Government IT  by Dr. Gregory S. Dawson, Arizona State University

VA’s EHR decision and the future of government

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 - 13:47
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Guest Blogger: Lisa Mascolo, Managing Director of U.S. Public Service at IBM Global Business Services. There is a lot to like in Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin’s recent decision to combine forces with the Defense Department to establish modernized electronic health records (EHRs) for our nation’s veterans. Hopefully, that path goes beyond being the start of better service for those who have served America so well and so ably through personal sacrifice.

Baligh Yehia

Monday, May 8th, 2017 - 10:05
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What is the mission of VA’s Office of Community Care? How is VA enhancing how it provides Community Care? What can VA do better? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions & more with Baligh Yehia, Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care at the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Mon, 05/08/2017
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What is the mission of VA’s Office of Community Care? How is VA enhancing how it provides Community Care? What can VA do better? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions & more with Baligh Yehia, Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care at the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

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.
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