Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald issued the following statement on the Oscar win for the HBO documentary CRISIS HOTLINE: VETERANS PRESS 1.
On January 28, 2015, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert A. McDonald and attorneys representing homeless veterans in Los Angeles announced a historic agreement that dedicates the West Los Angeles VA campus to serving veterans in need. The agreement is an important step forward in carrying out President Obama's commitment that no veteran should live on the streets, or forego available medical and psychological services.
Building on President Obama's commitment to end Veteran homelessness, the Department of Veterans Affairs is announcing the availability of $300 million in grants to non-profit organizations and other groups that serve Veterans through VA's Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. The SSVF program assists very low-income Veteran families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The $300 million grants are available to current grantees seeking renewals.
Posted: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:10:08 +0000
VHA maintains a first-class, competitive recruitment and retention program with a methodology that is integrated and strategic in filling shortages of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health care occupations. VHA’s Healthcare Recruitment and Marketing Office (HRMO) has two components to drive qualified health care candidates to VA.
One is the National Recruitment Program (NRP) division, which is made up of 21 national, dedicated health care recruiters targeting physician and specialty health care occupations. These recruiters also understand the unique needs of Veterans because each is a Veteran. The other division is Healthcare Recruitment and Marketing (HR&M), which administers through its VA Careers program several initiatives to enhance the recruitment of highly qualified health care professionals.
These initiatives include implementing VA national media marketing strategies; maintaining our careers website (VAcareers.va.gov) and the VHA Healthcare Recruiters’ Toolkit; promoting job openings on health care websites and social networking sites; and producing Public Service Announcements and T.V. commercials. The goal of all campaigns is to promote VA career opportunities to top health care professionals–ultimately allowing VA to better fulfill its mission of caring for our Nation’s Veterans.
You may have seen our latest Public Service Announcement, “My Reason to Serve” which launched on Veterans Day 2014 and has aired on television stations across the country, including ABC, FOX, and NBC.
In March, the VA Careers Blog series will feature testimonials from the leadership of NRP and HRMO as well as several of the NRP consultants who will share their observations and advice on successful job search and application techniques for qualified health care candidates interested in providing proactive, personalized patient-driven health care for our Veterans.
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