Mobile Apps: COVID Coach – The COVID Coach app was created for everyone, including Veterans and Service members, to support self-care and overall mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
• Education about coping during the pandemic
• Tools for self-care and to improve emotional well-being
• Trackers to check your mood and measure your growth toward personal goals
• Graphs to visualize progress over time
Dec 2020 – Congress Passes Sweeping End-of-Year Bill Impacting ‘Every Corner’ of the Veteran Community. Critically needed improvements in womens health and many other changes will impact every corner of the veteran community in the next months and years. Click on this link to learn more.
65% of US Veterans rated their overall health as good or excellent before joining the military in 2020 but only 5% currently rate their overall health as such
10% of respondents to the IAVA annual survey considered suicide before joining the military whereas 44 percent had considered suicide after joining the military
14% of female IAVA members report feeling unsafe when seeking healthcare in VA facilities
86% of IAVA respondents report exposure to burn pits; 88% believe they may be or are already experiencing symptoms; 53% are registered in the burn pit registry