VA joins 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative

Effort sets nationwide goal of achieving a healthy lifestyle by 2020


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VA recently has joined forces with the Department of Defense and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to advance and promote the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative, a collaboration of organizations, people and communities working in concert to address not only health, but also all of the social determinants of health, by building bridges and social support systems between organizations and communities.

screenshot_52“We are proud to be a part of the 100 Million Healthier Lives effort,” said VA Secretary Bob McDonald. “Veterans benefit when they have government working collaboratively with their state and local governments along with community and non-profit organizations. We are happy to do everything that we can to help reach the goal of a healthy lifestyle for our Veterans by 2020, if not before.”

VA’s participation in 100 Million Healthier Lives is being accomplished through the “Veterans Hub,” a combined effort of VA, Community Solutions, the Samueli Institute, DOD and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration.

The Veterans Hub partners with federal, state and nongovernmental organizations dedicated to improving Veterans’ health and well-being. Hub partners use the 100 Million Healthier Lives platform to leverage partnerships in such key areas as housing, employment, education and health, among others. The goal of the Hub is to encourage a healthier lifestyle for Veterans by the year 2020.

The 100 Million Healthier Lives Veterans Hub is part of VA’s MyVA initiative, the largest transformation in VA’s history, which focuses squarely on the needs of Veterans through customer service and strong community partnerships.

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  1. vincent ginardi    

    AN Open letter to Robert A. McDonald,Secretary of veterans affairs
    Today is National Vietnam Veterans Day, I am unsure why, mebbe the people who spit on us, made it up to ease thier conscience,hardly anyone acknowledges it,I hate this day , because its a bull Sh!! day, today the dead dance in my mind all day, the atrocitys I commited weigh on my soul in a manner i cannot understand, no one calls and says thanks a lot{except fellow combat vet Jason Kenney} we who served just were kids doing the best we knew how, we were taught in school, it was our duty to serve and protect, we were naive, we believed in a cause, the yelling ,the spitting, the vindictive speech that was laid upon us on our return was so unexpected, the vitriol, the hatred aimed at us was worse than anything that happened in combat..it wounded us far deeper than the vietnamese ever did…as a combat marine who served in war @16 yrs old , I for one dont want a national meaning less holiday.. I would be happy with healthcare, i would be happy not waiting 6 mos for dental, 3 yrs for a specialist, You gave me a meaning less war , and followed it with a meaning less holiday, when all I needed was a simple thank you for serving….. keep your holiday… I have no need to be reminded of all the people i saw suffer and die , who whispered in thier final breath “Why” . no we dont need a holiday, of remembrance but rather a lifetime of trying to forget…you see Mr Robert McDonald, you sir have forgotten the wise words of Abraham Lincoln, that the path to healing must include our Creator, and that we must care for those that have bourne the burden of war…you sir have failed us…perhaps it is time for you to soldier up , be a hero and resign your post… for under your watch things have only gotten worse,

  2. Charles Alston    

    I am a veteran, and I have been applying for my benefits for over 10 years. I receive a letter in the mail on 03/19/16 stating that I have had medical coverage since 2010. Why did it take them so long to send me information that I have had coverage. I have been going back and forth to the VA and no one in the facility never told me that I had medical coverage. I have had knee surgery and had to use other insurance. Why did I have to use other insurance, when I had medical insurance thru VA.

  3. Ben Pritchard    

    I’m a combat vet and I was incarcerated 9 years the VA cut my compensation they told me I will get back when I get out, so I came and give paper of me out and in a furlough program and I still never get my other half of my compensation how long do I have to wait.

    1. AR    

      Ben you need to get help to re-apply for compensation the reinstatement of compensation is not automatic once you get out. Go to a DAV representative and he can help you get your compensation back.

      1. Bob Teets    

        Why DAV? Why not just go to the nearest Regional Office and apply?

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