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House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Military & Veterans News Chairman Takano, Senator Tester Demand Secret Waitlists from VA The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano and Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Jon Tester sent a letter yesterday to VA following a whistleblower claim alleging VA has secret waitlists for veterans seeking health care, as reported by the Washington Post. In their letter, Chairman Takano and Senator Tester expressed their shared concern about the allegations and demanded that VA provide a more thorough explanation regarding the two sets of waitlists by the end of the week.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Military & Veterans News VA launches community-focused public health model to prevent Veteran suicide The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP) and VA Midwest Health Care Network (Veterans Integrated Service Network [VISN] 23) have been working with academic researchers from the University of Pittsburgh’s Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) to spearhead a community-based program as one of many efforts aimed at lowering the rate of Veteran suicide.

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