Announcements


Important Message from PVA Medical Services

Important Message from PVA Medical Services

I am writing to you today on behalf of Paralyzed Veterans of America about the executive order signed by President Donald Trump that imposed a hiring freeze across the federal government. Given preexisting under-staffing 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 hiring freeze would further exacerbate issues with access to care and staff turnover. We are relieved to tell you that senior VA officials have stated the hiring freeze, as it turns out, will not affect clinical staff hiring.

FREE ACCESS TO OUR BEAUTIFUL NATIONAL PARKS

FREE ACCESS TO OUR BEAUTIFUL NATIONAL PARKS

If you’re reading this article, you or someone you know likely has a permanent physical disability. If this is the case, there’s a little known pass that can provide you with free access to national parks. The Access Pass is available to anyone with a permanent physical disability (does not need to be 100% disability). In addition to free entry, the Access Pass also grants reduced fees for add-on items that are not included with the standard fees, such as camping fees, use of boat launches, cabin rentals, or guided tours.

PVA MEMBER ALERT!

PVA MEMBER ALERT!

Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds Congressional Action that Enables VA to Provide Procreative Services

Federal Registry publishes rule that approves funding through September 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC- On January 19, 2017, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued an interim final rule amending its regulation regarding fertility counseling and treatment available to qualifying veterans and their spouses. Today, services finally became available to veterans, and Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) National President Al Kovach, Jr. issued the following statement:

PVA Education Foundation Seeks Board Nominations

PVA Education Foundation Seeks Board Nominations

Do you have expertise or a special interest in education and training for individuals with spinal cord injury/disease and the health-care professionals who provide care to them?

The PVA Education Foundation has three openings on its Board of Directors. We are currently seeking nominations to fill these positions.

According to the Foundation’s bylaws, a majority of the Board must be Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) members in good standing. PVA members must fill two of the current openings and a non-member may fill one opening.

Passage of Veterans Mobility Safety Act a Big Win for Paralyzed Veterans

Passage of Veterans Mobility Safety Act a Big Win for Paralyzed Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC—Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) applauds the passage of H.R. 3471, the Veterans Mobility Safety Act, which has been a top legislative priority for the organization. The bill will direct the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop a comprehensive policy regarding quality standards for providers who dispense modification services to veterans under the Automobile Adaptive Equipment Program.

PVA Education Foundation Opens 2017 Grant Cycle

PVA Education Foundation Opens 2017 Grant Cycle

The PVA Education Foundation, helps develop tools that share knowledge about and improve the lives of people living with SCI/D. Foundation funding of grant projects, conferences and symposia has exceeded two million dollars over the past decade.
The PVA Education Foundation provides funding in five project categories: