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VA and IHS collaborate to serve American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans

VA and the Indian Health Service signed an interagency agreement to improve health care for American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans.

By |November 26th, 2021|Health|Comments Off on VA and IHS collaborate to serve American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans

Borne the Battle #205: Alaska Native Veterans Program of 2019

An estimated 2,200 Native Alaskan Veterans who served during the Vietnam War, or their heirs, can soon acquire up to 160 acres of federal land in Alaska.

VA outreach campaign served four Alaska locations with claims clinics and benefits briefings

VBA and VHA outreach went to Alaska from June 6-13, 2019, with claims clinics and benefits briefings in Anchorage, Palmer, Delta Junction, and Fairbanks.

By |July 1st, 2019|Benefits|7 Comments

Alaska VA healthcare system to add nearly 100 new employees

The Alaska Veterans Affairs Healthcare System recently announced plans to hire almost 100 new staff members by July 2018. This will bring the total number of VA employees in the state to around 650, enabling the team to enroll more patients and expand health care access for Veterans in areas where additional medical professionals – including physicians, nurses and psychiatrists – are needed. Currently, they [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|VA Careers|Comments Off on Alaska VA healthcare system to add nearly 100 new employees

Montana, Alaska site visits help VA move forward in improving care in for rural Veterans

In an effort to enhance partnerships between VA and our community providers, VA senior leaders recently traveled to Montana and Alaska VA Medical Centers to learn about how those two states are providing service to Veterans in the community.

By |July 27th, 2016|Health, Top Stories, VSO / Partners|Comments Off on Montana, Alaska site visits help VA move forward in improving care in for rural Veterans

Getting to Know Our American Indian, Alaska Native Veterans

U.S. Army Veteran VA’s Office of Tribal Government Relations was created in January of 2011 to connect with tribal leaders of federally-recognized Indian tribes, pueblos, bands, villages, and nations to better provide services and benefits for a unique population: American Indian/Alaska Native Veterans—and we’ve made progress.

By |February 15th, 2012|Guest Posts|2 Comments

VA Partners with Alaska Native Community

Tribal Government Relations Specialist for the Western Region I recently had the opportunity to witness first-hand the close partnering that is occurring between VA and Alaska Natives—On September 29, VA Alaska Healthcare System and the Ketchikan Indian Community Tribal Health Clinic signed the first Memorandum of Understanding.

By |October 21st, 2011|Guest Posts|1 Comment
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