I know what some of you are thinking: social media isn’t a benefit. You’re right, but social media is a way that VA communicates its benefits and news to our Veterans and their caregivers.
At an event at the Washington Post last Thursday, someone asked Secretary Shulkin, “how is VA using contemporary media to reach their audience.” The secretary mentioned Vets.gov and other digital platforms, but I wanted to showcase all of the ways you can connect with VA administrations, medical centers, program offices, and more on social media.
The easiest way to find your local medical center on social media is by using our directory, which can be found at VA.gov.
Many medical centers are active on Facebook, and will respond to comments and questions you leave on their page. You can even follow Veterans Benefits Administration, Veterans Health Administration, and National Cemetery Administration, and program offices like Post 9/11 GI Bill, which is very active on Facebook.
Look through the directory linked above and listen to this week’s Benefits Breakdown to learn more about engaging with your local facility through social media.
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