Department of Veterans Affairs

T-Mobile Stands Strong with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as Telehealth Visits Surge 800%

Summary: 

What's the news

With nearly 20,000 VA telehealth visits a day — an 800% surge from before the COVID-19 crisis began — T-Mobile is helping to keep more veterans connected to their doctors than ever before.

Why it matters

With stay-home orders in place and doctors reducing in-person appointments, telehealth provides a great alternative. And, for the millions of veterans who live in rural America and drive an average of 25-50 miles to healthcare, this important service lets them work their shift and see their doctor from the safety of their own home, without having to travel or miss work.

Who it's for

The more than nine million veterans served by the VA.

Press Release

What's the news

With nearly 20,000 VA telehealth visits a day — an 800% surge from before the COVID-19 crisis began — T-Mobile is helping to keep more veterans connected to their doctors than ever before.

Why it matters

With stay-home orders in place and doctors reducing in-person appointments, telehealth provides a great alternative. And, for the millions of veterans who live in rural America and drive an average of 25-50 miles to healthcare, this important service lets them work their shift and see their doctor from the safety of their own home, without having to travel or miss work.

Who it's for

The more than nine million veterans served by the VA.

Building a Healthier Workplace with Lessons from America’s Veterans

By Mike Katz, Executive Vice President of T-Mobile for Business
Blog

This month has been an incredible one for T-Mobile and our community of military-veteran employees. Not only did we send 120 employees to march in the New York City Veterans Day parade and host an inspirational talk by Vernice “Flygirl” Armour, America’s first African American fighter pilot at our headquarters, but all week long our halls were bustling with stories and conversations about veterans in the workplace.

Art Therapy Benefits Combat Veterans with PTSD in a Randomized Trial

Kat Michel, The American Art Therapy Association
Article

Ted Bosworth from Family Practice News covered a recent collaboration between the Hampton VA Medical Center and the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) Art Therapy Program that represents the first of its kind: a randomized trial that examines art therapy treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) within the VA. Though art therapy did not significantly impact improvement in PTSD symptoms, there was a tendency toward higher participant satisfaction and decreased symptoms of depression in participants who received the adjunctive art therapy sessions. Dr.

When Veterans Don't Feel Like Heroes, This Vet Steps In

Blog

During National Volunteer Week, April 12 - 18, we celebrate the diversity of our nation’s volunteers, like today's Daily Point of Light Award winner, Krystol Stinson.

Disney Offers Free ‘Veterans Institute’ Workshop to Encourage and Support Hiring of Military Veterans

Disney will share expertise of its ‘Heroes Work Here’ initiative with small- and mid-sized companies to help them build their own veteran-hiring program
Summary: 

Complimentary one-day seminar at Walt Disney World will feature veterans’ stories of transitioning to the civilian workforce

To learn more and reserve space at the complimentary Veterans Institute, please click here

Press Release

Complimentary one-day seminar at Walt Disney World will feature veterans’ stories of transitioning to the civilian workforce

To learn more and reserve space at the complimentary Veterans Institute, please click here

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