Passed: Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010

  • improves care for 1.8 million women who have served their country by establishing a child care pilot program, conducting a study of barriers to women veterans seeking health care, implementing a reintegration and readjustment pilot program, and improving care for veterans with sexual trauma; KEY IAVA PRIORITY
  • provides stipend and lodging payments, health care, training and education, mental health services, respite care, and information on support services for caregivers of veterans; KEY IAVA PRIORITY.
  • improves rural veterans’ health care services by expanding transportation for veterans to local VA hospitals and clinics through VA grants to local Veterans Service Organizations;
  • provides access to counseling and mental health centers to any members of the Armed Forces;
  • requires the VA to conduct a veterans' suicide study;
  • expands organizations offering transitional housing for homeless veterans;
  • creates a dental services pilot program for veterans;

Next step: On to the president’s desk for his signature!

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