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  • Companies Doing Great Things for Veterans

    Type of content: News

    Can a company do well and do good? The 50 firms on PEOPLE’s first annual Companies That Care list do just that. In partnership with the research firm Great Place to Work, we surveyed workers at nearly 1,000 companies across the United States. With charitable giving, community outreach and some very creative perks, these firms prove you can make a profit and make the world a better place.

    The following is a list of 6 companies doing great things for veterans.

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  • Veterans Affairs budget is in line to grow by 6 percent

    Type of content: News

    The Department of Veterans Affairs, the second-largest federal agency with 313,000 civilian employees and a far-flung hospital system, is one of the few corners of the government that would see its budget grow in the next fiscal year — by 6 percent.

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  • Facilitating Reentry: A Look at a Campus Give to Support Female Veterans

    Type of content: News

    The Walmart Foundation's $500,000 grant to Boston University to launch the Women Veterans Network (WoVeN), represents a confluence of two timely trends across the modern philanthropy space. First, the robust efforts from corporate funders to reintegrate veterans into society, and two, the emergence of the college campus as the epicenter for such efforts.

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  • What's in the VA secretary's 10-point plan to reform his department?

    Type of content: News

    WASHINGTON — In appearances before veterans groups this week, Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin is outlining his 10-point plan for reforming department operations and offerings, with a heavy emphasis on VA medical improvements.

    The plan is separate from the 10-point VA plan President Trump unveiled on the campaign trail last summer, but includes some of the same themes of accountability and a more customer-service focus for department employees. 

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  • How can the White House better focus on veterans needs?

    Type of content: News

    More than 21 million of our fellow citizens now carry the title of “veteran.” Since 2001, almost 3 million of those veterans have deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, and more than a million have deployed more than once.

    Most of them will transition smoothly into civilian life. Yet too many veterans and military families face challenges finding meaningful employment, earning a college degree, securing housing, and receiving treatment for physical and mental health problems.

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  • NAVSO 2-Year Anniversary Part 1: The Good, The Not-So-Good and More

    Type of content: News

    What a remarkable journey.
    In just two years, our agile team learned so much through our work with nonprofit organizations, government leaders, funders, employers and researchers. It’s been a humbling but exciting journey as we continue to pursue transformation in the veteran services marketplace. Thank you to everyone who joined us on our mission to best serve those who serve veterans and military families.
     
    The Good
    Our nation is fortunate to have millions of people working to support veterans and military families. Through thousands of nonprofit organizations, government agencies, philanthropic foundations, businesses and research institutions, millions of Americans make it their mission to serve this remarkable community, fund their support, study their needs or employ them. While some complain about so-called market saturation, imagine if we only had 300 nonprofit organizations focused on the needs of military families and veterans instead of thousands? Where would they go when they really needed help?

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  • NAVSO 2-Year Anniversary Part 2: What's Next?

    Type of content: News

    With all this knowledge in hand from our early work, what’s next?
    At NAVSO, we’re squarely focused on improving the lives of veterans and military families by transforming the veteran services marketplace. For our nonprofit members, we’re continually improving our existing tools and adding new resources to help them work more effectively and efficiently in meeting their client’s needs and in running their organizations well. Similarly, we’re working with existing and prospective funders who want to get more out of their grantmaking. We find many of these organizations actively seek additional insights outside the grantmaking cycle and we’re honored to serve as that sounding board for many of them. In one specific example, we’re sitting on a gold mine of information relating to veteran employment and we’ll be working with businesses (and nonprofits) to improve veteran employment outcomes across the country.

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    VA
  • VA Sec Shulkin Says Veterans Should Use The Private Sector If It’s Better Than VA

    Type of content: News

    Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin said Thursday that he supports veterans receiving care from the private sector if that care is superior to the care offered by the VA.

    Pete Hegseth, once himself a candidate for the position of secretary of the VA, sat down with Shulkin on the show “Fox & Friends” to discuss Shulkin’s vision for the department under the new Trump administration.

    As part of that interview, Shulkin mentioned that he backs the idea of veterans being allowed to seek care from the private sector if the VA is not up to snuff.

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  • Tougher Opioid Guidelines for U.S. Military and Veterans

    Type of content: News

    It’s going to be even harder for U.S. military service members and veterans – especially younger ones -- to obtain opioid pain medication.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense have released a new clinical practice guideline for VA and military doctors that strongly recommends against prescribing opioids for long-term chronic pain – pain that lasts longer than 90 days.

    The new guideline is even more stringent than the one released last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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  • After the war: Female veterans fight military sexual trauma at home

    Type of content: News

    RICHMOND, Va. -- They leave their families, giving their time, talents and skills to protect others. But when veterans, especially women, come home, there is a battle they often fight alone.

    "There have been several times where I have gone to a clinic, and waiting in the waiting room, and they call me to be seen, and they say 'Mr.' I’m not a mister. I am Ms. Wheeler," Kenya Wheeler shared.

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