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Employment Situation of Veterans: 2014

Categories: Defense/Military,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/vet_03182015.pdf

Reports that the unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty since September 2001 declined 1.8% to 7.2% in 2014.   Includes tables on employment status of veterans and nonveterans by state.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Strengthening Collaborations with the DOD and VA: Effectiveness Research on Mind and Body Interventions

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Veterans

https://nccih.nih.gov/about/naccih/military-report

Explores the potential for development of a large-scale initiative to examine the effectiveness of mind-body approaches for pain and symptom management in military and veteran populations.  From the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

 

Health Care for Veterans: Suicide Prevention

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Veterans

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42340.pdf

Describes the Veterans Health Administration three pronged program to prevent suicides: surveillance, risk and protective factors, and interventions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

VA Mental Health Services: Public Report

Categories: Health/Medical,Veterans

http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/docs/Mental_Health_Transparency_Report_11-24-14.pdf

Provides information about the mental health treatment programs offered by the Veterans Department.  Also includes information about the amount and types of mental health services received by veterans and their opinions of the quality of access and care.  From the Veterans Department

 

Comparing the Costs of the Veterans’ Health Care System with Private-Sector Costs

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Veterans

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49763-VA_Healthcare_Costs.pdf

Describes the features of the health care system run by the Veterans’ Health Administration, examines the available evidence about relative costs of the VHA and private-sector health care, and considers some factors that could influence the cost-effectiveness of alternative ways of expanding health care for veterans.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange: Legislative History, Litigation, and Current Issues

Categories: Children,Disability,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Veterans,Vietnam

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43790.pdf

Covers what Agent Orange is, legislative and judicial efforts by veterans to obtain health care services and compensation, and current issues such as paternally mediated birth defects.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Supplemental Guidance to Military Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records Considering Discharge Upgrade Requests …

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Veterans

http://www.defense.gov/news/OSD009883-14.pdf

Press release about revised guidance to military boards regarding discharge records for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Calls for a comprehensive review of all materials and evidence presented by the petitioner for the purposes of upgrading discharges based on claims of previously unrecognized PTSD.  From the Defense Department

 

Women Veterans in the Labor Force

Categories: Statistics,Veterans,Women

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2014/women-vets/

Examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of female veterans.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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