Paralyzed Veterans of America releases statement on confirmation from Veterans Health Administration Undersecretary of Health

WASHINGTON DC, July 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Carl Blake released a statement today in response to the Senate’s confirmation of Dr. Shereef Elnahal as Undersecretary of Health of the Veterans Health Administration (HAV).

“We are pleased that the Senate has confirmed an Under Secretary of Health to lead the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). This position has been vacant for too long and the arrival of Dr. Shereef Elnahal is very late. This is a critical time for the Department of Veterans Affairs as it continues to move forward with modernizing electronic health records, addresses the impacts of the COVID pandemic and staffing shortages, plans to caring for more veterans exposed to toxic substances and sees the need to address VA’s aging infrastructure.I look forward to working collaboratively with Dr. Elnahal to advance the mission VHA and ensure it continues to meet the unique needs of veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders.”

About America’s Paralyzed Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the only congressionally chartered veterans services organization dedicated solely to the benefit and representation of veterans with injuries or illnesses of the spinal cord. The organization ensures that veterans receive benefits earned through service to our nation; oversees their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funds research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for people with paralysis.

As a lifelong partner and advocate for veterans and all persons with disabilities, PVA also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, and provides health and rehabilitation opportunities. through sports and recreation. With more than 70 offices and 33 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans of America serves veterans, their families and caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Colombiaand Porto Rico. Learn more about PVA.org.

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