Navigation Links
VA Announces $22 Million for Rural Veterans
Date:1/9/2009

Peake: Down Payment on Expansion of Services

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has provided $21.7 million to its regional health care systems to improve services specifically designed for veterans in rural areas.

"This special allocation is the latest down payment on VA's commitment to meet the needs of veterans living in rural areas," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. James B. Peake. "VA will take to our rural veterans the health care services they have earned."

Within the last year, VA has launched a major rural health initiative. The Department has already created a 13-member committee to advise the VA secretary on issues affecting rural veterans, opened three rural health resource centers to better understand rural health issues, rolled out four new mobile health clinics to serve 24 predominately rural counties, announced the opening of 10 new rural outreach clinics in 2009 and launched a fleet of 50 new mobile counseling centers.

The extra funding is part of a two-year VA program to improve the access and quality of health care for veterans in geographically isolated areas. The program focuses on several areas, including access to health care, providing world-class care, the use of the latest technology, recruiting and retaining a highly educated workforce and collaborating with other organizations.

More specifically, the new funds will be used to increase the number of mobile clinics, establish new outpatient clinics, expand fee-based care, explore collaborations with federal and community partners, accelerate the use of telemedicine deployment, and fund innovative pilot programs.

The new funds will be distributed according to the proportion of veterans living in rural areas within each VA regional health care system, called VISNs, for "Veterans Integrated Service Networks."


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. Announces Six Acquisitions Totaling $8.9 Million of Annual Net Revenue
2. Medivation Announces Participation in 27th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
3. Chindex International Inc. Announces Participation in the 2009 UBS Greater China Conference
4. AHRQ Announces New Web Site on Emerging Issues in Medical Therapeutics
5. Webcast Alert: Heska Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Earnings Conference Call Webcast
6. MARC Coalition Holds Initial Meeting With CMS; Announces New Members
7. CrossTech Forums Announces Health IT Insight 2009 Moving to Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix; Executive Summit to Take Place April 29-May 1
8. The Healthcare Communication & Marketing Association Announces June 2009 Conference and IN-AWE and Delta Awards Ceremony
9. Genomic Health Announces Management Changes and New Responsibilities
10. CSC Announces New Releases of Enterprise Content Management Solutions for Life Sciences Industry
11. Patient Safety Technologies Announces Expansion of Senior Management Team
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/26/2014)... As the category creator and world leader ... Xoçai is to transform and improve individual ... products. One such unique element is XoVita™, a ... blueberries, an ingredient combination exclusive to Xoçai. This ... all of Xoçai products and provides a wide-ranging ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 2014 2014 Deep Research ... Chromatography Industry” is a professional and in-depth ... Gel Permeation Chromatography market. The report provides ... Permeation Chromatography definition, classification, application, and industry ... This research covers the international market analysis, ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 2014 American motor vehicle owners who ... can pay higher premiums for vehicle insurance on average. ... network to provide SR22 insurance for high risk motorists ... different coverage network of local agencies providing direct price ... platform now publicly available for any car owner to ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Ticket Down announces that they ... Guinness International Champions Cup match between international soccer powerhouses ... on Sunday, July 27th. This well-known ticket ... SOCCER-2014 for added savings. , 2014 is turning out ... in North America. Countless international soccer teams have been ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 2014 Sport Court® provided ... Nike National Invitational Tournament (NIT) in Chicago ... Junior National Tournament (USJN) in Washington D.C. at ... for these prestigious national tournaments included 44 Sport Court ... of playing surface at McCormick Place for the NIT, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Xocai-Asia Japanese Distributors in Hachioji, Japan Sanction Local Single-Source-Chocolate Investigative Report: MXI-Corp-Asia Discloses Direct-Sales Compensation Plan 2Health News:Xocai-Asia Japanese Distributors in Hachioji, Japan Sanction Local Single-Source-Chocolate Investigative Report: MXI-Corp-Asia Discloses Direct-Sales Compensation Plan 3Health News:Xocai-Asia Japanese Distributors in Hachioji, Japan Sanction Local Single-Source-Chocolate Investigative Report: MXI-Corp-Asia Discloses Direct-Sales Compensation Plan 4Health News:2014 China & Global GPC Industry - Gel Permeation Chromatography Development Trends Now at DeepResearchReports.com 2Health News:2014 China & Global GPC Industry - Gel Permeation Chromatography Development Trends Now at DeepResearchReports.com 3Health News:SR22 Insurance for High Risk Motorists Added to Local Quotes System at Insurer Website Online 2Health News:Liverpool FC vs. Olympiacos FC Tickets Soldier Field: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Guinness International Champions Cup in Chicago on Sunday, July 27th 2Health News:Sport Court Provides All Sports Flooring for Basketball Events in Chicago and Washington D.C. 2
... , , ... outdoor ground-level ozone, microscopic particle pollution like smoke and smog, ... is sensitive to these airborne contaminants to experience shortness of ... and cause lung irritation(1). According to AIRNow.gov(2), a government-developed index ...
... is providing valuable new clues into cancer,s deadliest behavior -- ... spreading throughout the body. Duke University biologist David ... of a single cell in the developing body of a ... one of its jobs is to connect the developing animal,s ...
... EVANSTON, Ill. --- Anyone with an MP3 device -- just about every ... a notion of the majesty of music, of the primal place it ... be seen simply as stuff of the soul -- a frill that ... Northwestern University study. The study shows that musicians -- trained ...
... , , Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) releases ... healthcare system. , , WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 "We ... If real reform is to take place it must include a public option. ... in any major city they deliberate how they will get to their destination. ...
... , NEWINGTON, N.H. Aug. 17 ... atmosphere have struck a chord with consumers, is being honored in ... private companies in America. , , (Logo: ... number 471 on the lnc. 500, which ranks the nation,s top ...
... , , , , ... community, announces its donation of a fully furnished two bedroom apartment ... their families to stay for free while undergoing care at the ... and availability, the managing partners of Presidential Towers felt that this ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Bad Air Day Alert: Outdoor Air Pollutants at High Level 2Health News:Bad Air Day Alert: Outdoor Air Pollutants at High Level 3Health News:Cancer's break-in tools possibly identified at Duke 2Health News:Taking up music so you can hear 2Health News:Taking up music so you can hear 3Health News:Planet Fitness Soars to Inc. 500 2Health News:Presidential Towers Donates Apartment to the University of Illinois Medical Center 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... Dr. Michael Gabriel of a prominent Staten ... study, which shows how grief in pregnancy may cause obesity ... According to US News , "Unborn children ... others to grow up overweight or obese, even if that ... specific types of stress that caused obesity: "Children whose biological ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... MARSEILLE , Frankreich, July 24, ... , Weltweite Exklusivlizenz der Universität ... von Tests auf SF3B1-Mutationen, einschließlich von Next-Generation-Sequencing ... Test weist Mutationen des SF3B1-Gens nach, die ... günstigen Krankheitsverlauf vermuten lassen  QIAGEN ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014  IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ: ... release its second quarter 2014 financial results after the ... In conjunction with the release, the Company will host ... 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, July ... quarter and other business developments. Interested parties ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Noted Staten Island Pediatrics Clinic, Comments on Study, Which Names Grief as a Cause of Obesity in Children 2QIAGEN erweitert Pipeline für die personalisierte Medizin um vielversprechende genomische Biomarker zur Prognosebestimmung bei Blutkrebsbehandlungen 2QIAGEN erweitert Pipeline für die personalisierte Medizin um vielversprechende genomische Biomarker zur Prognosebestimmung bei Blutkrebsbehandlungen 3QIAGEN erweitert Pipeline für die personalisierte Medizin um vielversprechende genomische Biomarker zur Prognosebestimmung bei Blutkrebsbehandlungen 4QIAGEN erweitert Pipeline für die personalisierte Medizin um vielversprechende genomische Biomarker zur Prognosebestimmung bei Blutkrebsbehandlungen 5
... Inc. and Cedarlane today announced that they have entered ... distribute high value reagent proteins produced by Pfenex to ... products initially distributed will be vaccine carrier proteins such ... related growth factors including G-CSF and Interferon beta 1-b. ...
... Research Group, Inc. recently published its TreatmentTrends®: Vascular ... based on online survey results from ... interventional nephrologists). It provides an in-depth view of the ... to both vascular access placement and maintenance.   ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pfenex Inc. Establishes Reagent Protein Distribution Agreement With Cedarlane Corporation 2Latest BioTrends Report Provides Comprehensive Market Landscape of the Dialysis Vascular Access Market 2
PDA format of the well-known standard antimicrobial reference....
PDA application providing a complete guide for the diagnosis and management of electrolyte disorders....
Contains the most common procedures from all orthopedic sub-specialties organized by body area....
Consists of the print and PDA versions of Harrison's Manual of Medicine 15th Edition. Provides high-end medical content via PDA....
Medicine Products: