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Veteran Services: Health Care

Health Care

The range of health issues facing America's veterans is both wide and ever-evolving. The American Legion recognizes this and provides valuable health-care information on a variety of conditions, as well as regularly updated information on the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Outreach critical to suicide prevention

Efforts by VA, fellow veterans needed to stop alarming number of suicides among veterans.

Construction at Denver VAMC set to begin

Contract awarded after more than a decade of delays contributed to the near-tripling of the price tag; date for start of construction still not set.

VA implementing spouse support line

Telephone support program comes on heels of successful pilot program showed significant reduction in stress for spouses of returning OEF, OIF veterans.

VA launches Make the Connection

Campaign creating ways for veterans, their families to connect with the experience of other veterans.

System Worth Saving visits underway

Focus for next six months will be delivery of Departments of Veterans Affairs health-care delivery to veterans in rural areas.

VA offering free meals for homeless

Meals will be offered at Veterans Cantee Service cafeterias to homeless veterans attending their first VA medical appointment.

IOM: Burn pit evidence inconclusive

Report states insufficient data makes it impossible to say whether emissions can cause long-term health effects.

Gulf War Task Force draft report completed

Comprehensive draft report outlines how VA addresses the concerns of veterans who deployed during the Gulf War in 1990 and 1991.

VA mental health campaign to launch soon

Make the Connection is VA's effort to work with the entertainment industry to encourage veterans to come forward to receive treatment for mental health.

Miami VAMC criticized by House committee

House Veterans' Affairs Committee cites ‘failures in leadership' at facility where repeated errors have occurred.