The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by our nation. — George Washington
Paralyzed Veterans of America Blog
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PVA Participates in VA Health Care Innovation Competition
“Shark Tank” evaluators to identify new opportunities and best practices Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is taking a new approach to collaboration by participating in a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) competition intended to identify and share health care innovations and best practices across VA. Inspired by ABC television’s Shark Tank, Acting Under Secretary […]
The Continuing Evolution of Veterans Choice Care
General George Washington once said, ‘A nation is judged by how well it treats its veterans.’ Not whether we thank them for their service or we honor them on Memorial or Veterans Day, but how we treat them. Society has generally accepted that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) bears the responsibility to treat, heal, […]
Op-Ed: We owe veterans more help if they get arrested
Our state is home to more than half a million veterans. They’ve stormed beaches at Normandy and Iwo Jima, patrolled the jungles of Vietnam, and fought repression and terror in the Middle East.
In Response to The NYT Editorial, "Fear of Flying, for Good Reason"
In a recent New York Times editorial titled, “Fear of Flying, for Good Reason,” editors stated that the airline industry “has become increasingly callous toward customers” as they relayed a litany of industry offenses against members of the flying public. The forced removal of a passenger aboard a recent United flight catalyzed the frustration of […]
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
Full Practice Authority to VA Advance Practice Registered Nurses
Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today expressed its support of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decision to grant full practice authority to three roles of its advanced practice registered nurses (APRN): Certified Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Certified Nurse Midwives.
Don’t Delay Your Annual VA SCI/D Center Evaluation
For Members: Given pre-existing understaffing across the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Spinal Cord Injury & Disorder (SCI/D) system of care, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) was initially concerned that a VA hiring freeze would further exacerbate issues with access to care and staff turnover. We are relieved to tell you that senior VA […]
How Tiffany Smiley Can Help Make the VA Great Again
Every veteran who has survived catastrophic injury, such as blindness, amputation, spinal cord injury, and severe head trauma, will likely have a lifetime bond with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), like it or not. In addition to the specialized care expertise that VA has honed over the years, which is rivaled by very few, […]
Clothing Donation Expands to 13 Cities
G.I.V.E. , Paralyzed Veterans of America’s clothing donation program, is now accepting donations from individuals who are looking for a way to give back and show their support for veterans this holiday season. The G.I.V.E program, which stands for ”Goods Inspiring Veterans Everywhere” accepts clothing, shoes, hats, belts and other household items for donation. One […]