Monthly Archives: October 2023

military family

Military Family Advisory Network wants to hear from Veterans

The Military Family Support Programming Survey provides a comprehensive look into the support needs of military-connected families, helping capture what matters most to our nation’s military and Veterans. Covering topics like childcare, employment, family relationships, financial readiness, food insecurity, health and well-being, housing and military-to-civilian transition, all members of military households are encouraged to participate in the survey, including active duty military personnel, Veterans and their spouses. learn more

flu shot family

Stay healthy together: Get your flu shot now

It’s that time of year, the start of flu season. No-cost flu shots are now available to eligible #Veterans at your local VA medical center, in-network community pharmacies, or urgent care locations nationwide. Getting your flu shot is an easy way to help keep yourself and those around you safe and healthy. Be a part of the solution to a healthier community by getting your flu shot today. To find an

hearing protection

How Fit Testing Saves Hearing and Ensures Readiness

The Department of Defense will soon require fit testing for hearing protection to guard against permanent hearing loss when exposed to high noise levels like firearms, explosives, and vehicle noise exposure on- or off-duty. There are potential issues with current hearing protective device standards that fit testing can address, and current standards for selecting and issuing hearing protection are designed to ensure roughly 95% of all individuals who use a device

health care delivery

Improving Health Care Delivery to Joint Force

The Military Health System is changing how they organize to counter threats that surround them, how they deliver care on the battlefield or at home, and how they leverage the tools and technologies of this digital age to better service their patients. To strengthen the management of health care delivery, combat support and support to the military health enterprise worldwide, the Defense Health Agency launched phase one of its DHA Advancement

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Combatting Payment Redirection Fraud

Scammers are targeting your personal information, rerouting payments and jeopardizing your security, but you can combat payment redirection fraud and protect your hard-earned benefits. Because of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act (PACT Act), more Veterans are getting more benefits than ever before, and that’s why it’s important to stay on high alert for criminals who want to take advantage of you.

breast health

Breast cancer care for deployed Veterans with the SERVICE Act

One in eight women will have breast cancer and the VA understands how startling that number can be. The VA has your back when it comes to assessing your risk, including the Supporting Expanded Review for Veterans in Combat Environment (SERVICE) Act. Breast cancer support and resources available through VA include: Breast cancer screening (including mammograms, ultrasounds, and MRI) Breast biopsy and surgery Cancer diagnosis and treatment Full-service oncology (the study and treatment of tumors) Connection

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Unlocking the power of pets in Suicide Prevention

Our dogs often understand our moods better than we do ourselves, providing a deep sense of trust while assuring us that we are not alone in our struggles. They are true companions in every sense. suicide prevention involves understanding risk factors, protective factors, agency resources, and the support systems comprising friends and family. It is about recognizing the signs, knowing when to intervene, and where to find help. So let’s not

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Brandon Act to Improve Mental Health Support

The three military departments have officially implemented phase one of the Brandon Act, ensuring any active duty service member may seek mental health assistance confidentially, for any reason, at any time, and in any environment. The DOD policy required the secretaries of the military departments to establish policy, assign responsibilities, and provide procedures for service members wanting to self-initiate a referral for a mental health treatment. learn more