HSA 3111 Week Three fall 2010 VA

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The Department of Veterans’ Affairs An Overview
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS— “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan”
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THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA)  WAS ESTABLISHED MARCH 15, 1989.  IT  SUCCEEDED THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION  AND HAS RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROVIDING  FEDERAL BENEFITS TO VETERANS AND THEIR  DEPENDENTS.
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THE VETERAN POPULATION IS  ESTIMATED AT 23.8 MILLION, AS OF 2008.   1,780,000 ARE WOMEN.  39.1% OF VETERANS ARE 65 OR OLDER.
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                                   DEMOGRAPHICS 37% ARE 65 YEARS OR OLDER COMPARED TO  13%IN THE GENERAL POPULATION. BETWEEN 1990 AND 2020 MOST AGE GROUPS  ARE PROJECTED TO DECLINE
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AS THE VETERAN POPULATION AGES, THE  DEMAND FOR ALL FORMS OF LONG –TERM   CARE SHOULD INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY  RELATIVE TO ACUTE CARE.
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ALTOGETHER, ALMOST ONE-THIRD OF  THE NATION’S POPULATION –  APPROXIMATELY 70 MILLION PERSONS  WHO ARE VETERANS, DEPENDENTS, OR  SURVIVORS OF DECEASED VETERANS –  ARE POTENTIALLY ELIGIBLE FOR VA  BENEFITS AND SERVICES.
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VA’S FISCAL YEAR 2009 APPROPRIATION  IS $95.2 BILLION WHICH INCLUDES $41.0  BILLION FOR MEDICAL PROGRAMS.
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VA HEALTH CARE
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VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION  MISSION AND VISION
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MISSION STATEMENT THE MISSION OF THE VETERANS HEALTHCARE  SYSTEM IS TO SERVE THE NEEDS OF  AMERICA’S VETERANS BY PROVIDING  PRIMARY CARE, SPECIALIZED CARE, AND  RELATED MEDICAL AND SOCIAL SUPPORT  SERVICES.
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PATIENTS VA’S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM HAS GROWN TO  172 MEDICAL CENTERS, WITH AT LEAST ONE IN  EACH OF THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES,  PUERTO RICO, AND THE DISTRICT OF  COLUMBIA.
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VA OPERATES MORE THAN 800  AMBULATORY CARE AND COMMUNITY- BASED OUTPATIENT CLINICS; 135  NURSING HOMES, 43 DOMICILIARIES  AND  73 COMPREHENSIVE HOME-CARE  PROGRAMS.
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OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS, VA HAS  RESTRUCTURED ITS MEDICAL SYSTEM  INTO 22 INTEGRATED NETWORKS.  
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IN FISCAL YEAR 2000, VA WILL TREAT 
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