The MyVA Advisory Committee held a meeting on Feb. 1 – 2 to discuss Secretary McDonald’s MyVA initiative to rebuild trust with Veterans, improve service delivery to Veterans and long-term excellence and reform of the VA.
“MyVA puts Veterans in control of how, when and where they wish to be served. It is a catalyst to make VA a world-class service provider—a framework for modernizing VA’s culture, processes and capabilities to put the needs, expectations and interests of Veterans and their families first,” the Secretary said during a recent hearing with the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee summarizing his vision of MyVA.
At the meeting, the committee discussed the progress of the work in the five key MyVA work streams and set goals to accomplish in 2016, which includes improving access and seamless care for Veterans, allowing Veterans to get medical care from any VA medical center in addition to their primary facility and same day appointments for primary care
VA will also continue to work to combat Veteran homelessness through housing and by preventing homelessness for an additional 100,000 Veterans and their family members before they become homeless.
The committee meeting ended with an open discussion, soliciting feedback from the public on how VA can accomplish its goals.