Did You Know

  • 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

It is VERY important to the mission of myVHWF to help Veterans and their family find the help that they need. The following, is a list of curated articles and resources that bring timely relief to those that need that help. Please keep coming back to this page to see all the new articles and breakthroughs that touch our Veteran lives.

  • New App for Military Sexual Trauma
    Beyond MST was designed to help people heal from sexual assault or harassment during military service, also called military sexual trauma (MST). The app is a free, secure, and private self-help tool that survivors can use at their own pace in their recovery. It features over 30 specialized tools to help users build skills to […]
  • VA seeks feedback to guide new suicide prevention grant program
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice in the Federal Register April 1, to solicit public feedback to guide implementation of the new VA Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP). SSG Fox SPGP will be a $174 million, three-year grant program to provide resources […]
  • Disabled Veterans, active duty can get adaptive equipment for automobiles
    Veterans with a service-connected disability and injured service members still serving on active duty with an injury that prevents them from driving an automobile may qualify for a VA program to purchase a specially modified motor vehicle. VA assists in paying for adaptive equipment, repairs, replacements, and re-installations for automobile gear. A complete list of […]
  • ‘Bridge My Return’ website helps translate core military skills for the present workplace
    Bridge My Return (BMR) is a free hiring platform connecting Veterans with military-ready employers. At Bridge My Return (BMR), we translate all of your core military skills and training. We don’t pigeonhole you into the job you did when active. Driving a truck in the military doesn’t mean you only qualify to drive a truck […]
  • Fresh Focus Podcast – Nutrition for Vets
    Fresh focus is a podcast delivering bites of nutrition information to veterans and their family between visits. Whether you are busy with a family, retired, or more isolated, you can stay connected for you. Dietitians from the Marion VA Health Care System will deliver evidenced based, consistent information to take on today’s hot topics while […]
  • 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. Features include: 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 […]
  • Congress Passes Sweeping End-of-Year Bill Impacting ‘Every Corner’ of the Veteran Community
    Congress approved a bill Wednesday that increases resources for homeless veterans, creates a Department of Veterans Affairs advisory committee for Native American veterans and mandates that every VA hospital hire a dedicated women’s health provider, among dozens of other measures. The legislation also includes numerous provisions for female veterans, Native American veterans, homeless veterans, student […]
  • Senate Passes Historic Bill to Support Women Veterans
    (U.S. Senate) – Women veterans will have greater access to critical care and services following the signing of U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s historic Deborah Sampson Act into law today by the President. Tester’s bipartisan bill unanimously passed the Senate last month as part of an end-of-year package to better address the needs of veterans nationwide. […]