Simetrica-Jacobs, Jacobs' subsidiary, and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) published a report on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of people in the U.K., the company announced on Tuesday.Read More »
President Donald Trump has signed into law a package of bills that would allocate fiscal 2019 funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs, military construction and energy and water infrastructure. A White House fact sheet published Friday says the minibus legislation would appropriate $86.5B in funds for VA, including $1.75B for MISSION Act programs, $1.1B for electronic health record system modernization and $8.6B for mental health services.
President Trump has appointed Jake Leinenkugel, formerly a White House senior adviser, to lead a Department of Veterans Affairs commission that will work to review mental healthcare programs for people who have served in the military. VA said Tuesday Leinenkugel will oversee efforts of the Creating Options for Veterans’ Expedited Recovery commission …Read More »
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will provide transitioning service members and veterans with access to mental health care services up to a year after they have separated from service through the Department of Veterans Affairs, DoD News reported Tuesday. The “Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition …Read More »
The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $50 million in funds to 75 community-based and patient-directed health centers across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Micronesia in an effort to expand healthcare services to citizens. HHS said Dec. 15 the money will fund the delivery of pharmaceutical, mental health, substance abuse …Read More »
U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning has said the lack of stable and predictable budget is one of the major challenges the service branch faces, the Army Times reported Sunday. Fanning told Army Times reporter Michelle Tan in an interview that the military branch needs stable funding in order to train …Read More »
The Government Accountability Office has uncovered inconsistencies in how the Department of Veterans Affairs handles the schedules of patients seeking mental healthcare, Army Times reported Wednesday. Patricia Kime writes a new GAO report reveals that patients have waited up to nine months from their first request for appointment to receive …Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, through its Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx) program, has issued a request for research proposals from companies on new ways to monitor service members and veterans with chronic inflammatory and neurologic concerns. Devices called neuromodulators can regulate and continuously monitor peripheral nerve activity, which the agency said …Read More »