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WWII Navajo Code Talker discusses legacy, VA care, COVID-19 vaccine

Of the 400 Navajo Code Talkers who served during WWII, only four are still living. Marine Corps Veteran Peter MacDonald is one of them, and continues to share his experience as a Navajo Code Talker.

By |May 18th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health|3 Comments

VA minority health care professionals talk COVID-19 vaccine

VA minority health care professionals explain their personal and professional views of the COVID-19 vaccine to minority communities hit hardest by the pandemic. The video is hosted by Emmy award winner, James Reynolds.

By |May 7th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health, Top Stories|Comments Off on VA minority health care professionals talk COVID-19 vaccine

Wyoming team nominated for award for COVID-19 response

Wyoming VA’s team of RPM–HT care coordinators monitor Veterans with chronic clinical issues. With phone and video visits, they help Veterans make lifestyle changes and avoid hospital visits.

By |May 6th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health, Top Stories|Comments Off on Wyoming team nominated for award for COVID-19 response

Using genetics, researchers identify potential drugs for early treatment of COVID-19

Dr. Juan P. Casas, a physician epidemiologist at the VA Boston Healthcare System, led the study. The research included collaborators from the University of Cambridge and the European Bioinformatics Institute in England, and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Italy.

By |April 29th, 2021|Coronavirus, Research, Top Stories|Comments Off on Using genetics, researchers identify potential drugs for early treatment of COVID-19

VEText: From local innovation to national COVID-19 support

Thanks to VEText, a text message appointment reminder system for Veterans with the potential to decrease no-shows developed through VHAIE, VA already had systems in place to begin doing just that.

By |April 28th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health|Comments Off on VEText: From local innovation to national COVID-19 support

Details on FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Expense Reimbursement Program

NCA has received calls from family members and funeral homes asking about the Funeral Expense Reimbursement Program. Here are the details on FEMA's program.

VA scholar, Guard member, deploys to battle COVID-19

VA nurse, PhD candidate and Air National Guard reservist Jose Gutierrez was called to the front lines to battle the global COVID-19 pandemic. He used his skills to care for patients in the Boston area.

By |April 17th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health|Comments Off on VA scholar, Guard member, deploys to battle COVID-19

Mass COVID-19 vaccination event in Yuma, Arizona

Months of planning and support of Arizona Western College staff let Tucson VA bring the COVID-19 vaccine to Yuma. Over 400 Veterans were spared the four-hour drive to the medical center.

By |April 9th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health|Comments Off on Mass COVID-19 vaccination event in Yuma, Arizona
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