Department of Veterans Affairs
Overview:The Department of Veterans Affairs strives to uphold President Linoln’s promise: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.” The department continues to serve, honor, and care for America’s veterans by providing health care and benefits. The organization also works to improve the nation’s response to national emergencies, wars, terrorism, and other natural disasters. The Department of Veterans Affairs is made up of several major organizations that provide veterans the benefits and services they’ve earned, while upholding a high standard of compassion, integrity, professionalism, and stewardship.
The Veterans Health Administration is the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system. The administration serves 9 million Veterans each year and has over 1,255 health care facilities around the world. The organization also provides support services and assistance to caregivers of veterans, including general training and education, mental health counseling, and respite services.
The Veterans Benefits Administration helps Veterans with other aspects of their post-service life. This organization helps service members transition to civilian life, access higher education, secure home loans, life insurance, and more.
- Location: They have locations in every state in the US and even some in different countries.
- Primary Emphasis: To provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned - and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability and stewardship.
- Link to website: Department of Veterans Affairs For a better understanding of terminology visit our Oxygen Therapy Glossary.