Self-Governance Communication & Education Tribal Consortium

Veterans Affairs Releases 2015 Executive Report

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released “Engaging Indian Country, Serving Our Warriors,” an executive summary report of VA’s engagement with Indian Country in 2015.

This report is prepared by VA’s Office of Tribal Government Relations (OTGR). The report highlights the VA’s work and success of the IHS-VA MOU, including:

  • 1,200,000 prescriptions have been mailed to Veterans at their homes, decreasing their need to travel to clinics (since 2010)
  • 401 shared trainings were conducted between VA and IHS (since 2013)
  • 337 shared Continuing Medical Education credits were offered (since 2013)
  • Cultural competency and post-traumatic stress disorder trainings were produced and made available to VA and IHS staff

To learn about report findings, click here.