Partnerships, social work: VA’s strategy for veteran support

Washington, D.C., July 1, 2024 — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has unveiled a comprehensive strategy aimed at enhancing support for veterans through strategic partnerships and advanced social work initiatives. This approach underscores the VA’s commitment to improving veterans’ access to essential services and care.

The strategy leverages partnerships with organizations such as AMVETS to expand suicide prevention efforts and provide critical intervention programs. These collaborations help identify barriers veterans face in accessing healthcare and streamline processes to ensure timely and effective care​​.

A key element of this strategy involves the implementation of the VA’s National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide, which emphasizes a public health approach. This includes engaging peers, family members, and the community to support veterans in crisis​​.

Moreover, the VA is expediting claims decisions for veterans who have been waiting a year or more, ensuring that those who have served receive the benefits they deserve without undue delays​​. This initiative reflects the VA’s ongoing efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its services.

“These partnerships and initiatives are vital in our mission to support veterans,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough. “By working together with organizations and streamlining our processes, we can better serve our nation’s heroes and their families.”

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