Nov 24, 2020

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs CWV – News Update

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs sent this bulletin at 11/24/2020 09:02 AM ESTLive Whole Health #47 – Name that emotion to manage stress11/23/2020 04:00 PM EST

Stress plays an important part in our day to day life. Left unchecked, it can affect our ability to feel balanced, both mentally and physically. Allowing yourself space and time to recognize and release those feelings of excess stress is an important part of self-care. [From VAntage Point]Support For Women Veterans11/20/2020 01:49 PM EST

Currently, there are more than 2 million American women veterans. Some report feeling their service is often less recognized than that of men, impacting their self-identity as vets. How is VA working to make sure women veterans receive full equity and access to services? Jacquelyn Hayes-Byrd, Executive Director of the VA Center for Women Veterans, shares some of the unique challenges faced by women after they leave military service and services available to help. [from Comcast Newsmakers]When COVID-19 vaccine comes, VA will be ready11/17/2020 12:00 PM EST

Planning is underway at VA to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available. VA is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a phased plan based on five core ethical pillars: safety, maximizing the benefit of the vaccine, equity, fairness and transparency. [From VAntage Point]Partnership to enhance breast cancer treatment for Veterans11/17/2020 09:50 AM EST

VA has launched a new strategic partnership with Duke University and Baylor College of Medicine toward building VA’s National Women Veterans Oncology System of Excellence, integrating the best of the public and private sectors to serve patients. [From VAntage Point]

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