Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:The Organization of the VA and Military Health Systems
Slide content:VA Structure 1.2 Chart: (va.gov, ND) 4
Slide notes:This flowchart illustrates how the VA is structured. The Office of the Secretary, at the top, provides oversight. Several specialized offices are listed at the top left, with programs for small business, employment discrimination, women veterans, and minority veterans. Just above the bottom row are offices for information and technology, policy and planning, security and preparedness, human resources, government affairs, and legislative affairs. At the bottom of the flowchart are three other branches of the VA: the Veterans Health Administration, which manages health care services; the Veterans Benefits Administration, which provides financial assistance; and the National Cemetery Administration, which manages burials and memorials. These three organizations oversee facilities throughout the U.S. This lecture will focus on veterans health and veterans benefits. 4