Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Veterans Corner

June 17, 2013

Veterans' Corner - June 16, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced June 13 it has met the goal to hire 1600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama’s August 31, 2012 Executive Order to improve access to mental health services for veterans, service members, and military families.

This enhances the ability to improve access to care for veterans seeking mental health services and demonstrates the VA’s continued commitment to the health and well being of the men and women who have served the Nation. The VA realizes meeting this goal is an important achievement, but recognizes they must continue to increase access to the quality mental healthcare veterans have earned and deserve.

As of May 31, 2013, the VA has hired a total of 1,607 mental health clinical providers to met the goal of 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in the Executive Order. Additionally, the VA has hired 2,005 mental health clinical providers to fill existing vacancies.The VA has also hired over 300 new peer specialists towards the goal of 800 by December 31, 2013. The VA expects to meet that goal as well.

The VA recognizes that meeting the needs of veterans and their families requires collaboration and partnership between the VA, other federal agencies, and local communities. The President is directing all health care systems nationwide to conduct locally-driven mental health summits to further engage with local community partners and nurture community engagement to address the broad mental health needs of veterans and their families. Each VA health care system will reach out to relevant veteran service organizations, community based organizations, health care providers, and local governments to develop and conduct the summits.

The VA provides a full range of comprehensive mental health services across the country. In fiscal year 2012, more than 1.3 million veterans received specialized mental health care from the VA. This number has risen each year since 2006. In addition to hiring more mental health professionals, the Va is expanding the use of innovative technology to serve veterans in rural or undeserved areas. The VA expects to increase the number of veterans receiving care from tele-mental health services in fiscal year 2013, and has increased the number of Vet Centers, which provide readjustment counseling and referral services from 233 in 2008 to 300 in 2012.

Text Only
Veterans Corner
  • Veterans' Corner - April 13, 2014

    The United States Navy is surveying enlisted women and trying to gauge those women interested in volunteering for submarine force duty.

    April 14, 2014

  • Veterans' Corner - April 6, 2014

    Used the GI Bill benefits?

    April 7, 2014

  • VETERANS’ CORNER: Veterans with ALS eligible for housing assistance grants

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that veterans and active duty military personnel with service-connected amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, are now medically eligible for grants up to almost $68,000.

    March 30, 2014

  • Veterans' Corner - March 23, 2014

    U.S. technology trade associations, in an online community, is partnering to help veterans transition to civilian careers.

    March 24, 2014

  • Veterans Corner – March 16, 2014

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has initiated a multi-faceted approach to reduce the use of opioids among America's veterans using VA health care. The Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI) is a comprehensive effort to improve the quality of life for the hundreds of thousands of veterans suffering from chronic pain.

    March 16, 2014

  • Veterans' Corner - March 2, 2014

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the phased roll out of newly designed, more secure Veteran Health Identification Cards (VHIC).

    March 3, 2014

  • Veterans' Corner - Feb. 16, 2014

    The constant relocation in dealing with multiple deployments can be a hectic life for children of military families.

    February 17, 2014

  • Veterans' Corner - Feb. 2, 2014

    There will be a FREE Franchise Expo for veterans and military spouses in Houston, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

    February 3, 2014

  • Lawmakers, veterans groups step up efforts to fight cuts

    A combination of lawmakers and veterans groups are stepping up efforts to fight cuts to benefits for military retirees under the bipartisan budget agreement passed by Congress before the holiday break.

    January 6, 2014

  • Veterans' Corner - Dec. 29, 2013

    New regulations developed by the department of Veterans Affairs recently, will allow veterans with severe traumatic brain injury  (TBI), who are diagnosed with any of five other ailments to have an easier path to receive additional disability pay under new regulations developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    December 30, 2013

Featured Ads
Mineral Wells Index


Click on a photo to view our SmugMug page

Front page
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Must Read