Dayton VA Medical Center, Ohio
News from the Department of Veterans Affairs
Caring for the nation's Veterans is a shared honor and a shared responsibility, which is why the Department of Veterans Affairs this year is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its partnership with the nation's medical and health professional schools.
In his FY 2017 budget, President Obama is proposing $182.3 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Funding will continue to support the largest transformation in VA history; expand access to timely, high-quality health care and benefits; and advance efforts to end homelessness among Veterans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Polytrauma System of Care has hit the one million mark in screening Veterans for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), often regarded as one of the signature injuries of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. TBI symptoms such as severe headaches, memory loss, reduced executive functioning, and tinnitus can range from manageable to seriously disabling, potentially limiting a Veteran's ability to work and manage daily living. Screening Veterans for TBI and helping them to deal with the condition is one of the central programs of PSC.
Posted: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:30:44 +0000
Previously I wrote how the Student Veterans Association serves as “boots on the ground” on campus, helping Veterans reintegrate into college life and succeed academically. Now let’s look at some other resources available for Veterans at schools around the country.
University of Alabama — Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Among other benefits provided by the Office for Veteran and Military Affairs at The Capstone is a Veterans Work-Study Program designed to offer part-time work to Veterans, service members and dependents who are currently receiving Veterans educational benefits. Best of all, the work helps other Veterans – work-study employees assist in the processing of VA certification, maintaining Veterans’ files and entering VA student information into databases.
Penn State University — University Park, Pennsylvania
In Happy Valley, Veterans can enroll in their classes before other students – helping them get the times and sections they want. Priority registration at Penn State is available to all honorably discharged student Veterans of the United States armed forces, Reserve and National Guard.
Cal State University, Fullerton (CSUF) — Fullerton, California
CSUF offers a stipend to assist student Veterans with child care costs that are incurred as a result of their CSUF class schedule – not to mention a vibrant women Veterans community and career resources.
Johnson County Community College (JCCC) — Overland Park, Kansas
Knowing that Veterans and military students who have classes with their Veteran peers have better success rates in college, JCCC reserves sections of several popular credit classes for members of the U.S. military, Veterans and their dependents. That’s one of the many benefits the JCCC Veteran and Military Student Resource Center has championed for their Veteran students.
With all of the resources that America’s colleges and universities can provide for Veterans, this is a great time to earn your degree and pursue your career ambitions.
Just as America’s institutions of higher learning want to help you, you can help fellow Veterans after you’ve completed your education. Once the excitement of graduation has waned, consider a career with the Veterans Health Administration. Visit Join VA to learn more.