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There were two principals involved in the creation of Wordcommando

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There were two principals involved in the creation of Wordcommando

  1. West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center (WLAVAMC) is a hospital that serves veterans in the greater metropolitan area of Los Angeles, CA, and is located in the 390-acres property of the National Soldiers Home in Los Angeles’ Brentwood district. It is a referral center for the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.

The center is the largest facility of its kind in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. It is one component of the VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN22) offering services to Veterans residing in Southern California and Southern Nevada. VAGLAHS consists of two ambulatory care centers, a tertiary care facility and eight community based outpatient clinics. VAGLAHS serves Veterans residing throughout five counties: Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. There are 1.4 million Veterans in the VAGLAHS service area. VAGLAHS is affiliated with both the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine, as well as more than 45 colleges, universities and vocational schools in 17 different medical, nursing, paramedical and administrative programs.

The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is accredited by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System directs the Department of Veterans Affairs’ largest educational enterprise. It serves as a major training site for medical residencies sponsored by the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and USC School of Medicine, as well as more than 45 colleges, universities and vocational schools in 17 different medical, nursing, paramedical and administrative programs. Over 500 University residents, interns, and students are trained at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System each year. The institution sponsors 16 medical residencies and numerous associated health residencies and internships in dentistry, podiatry, optometry, pharmacy, clinical psychology, social work and dietetics.

  1. University of California, Los Angeles
    The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, California, United States.

In addition to a strengthened academic affiliation to benefit our nation’s Veterans, UCLA has committed to providing $1.65 million annually in support of new programs and services, this includes:

$300,000 a year in fair-market rent for continued use of Jackie Robinson Stadium for a term of ten years.
$750,000 annually to design and implement a UCLA-VA Family Resource & Well Being Center and a Homeless Mental Health and Addictions Center for Excellence
$400,000 annually for a UCLA Veterans Legal Clinic at the West LA VA to serve Veterans there
$200,000 annually of in-kind services such as recreation, establishment of new fellowship programs, campus safety and beautification and new leisure, and therapeutic activities for veterans and their families at Jackie Robinson Stadium; “Beyond research and teaching, UCLA’s other core mission is service and I can think of no better way to serve our community than through an even stronger partnership with the VA,” Chancellor Block said. “Secretary McDonald’s commitment to transform the West Los Angeles campus into a truly veteran-centric place that modernizes programs and offers greater opportunities has inspired UCLA to explore new ways to work with VA. We’re confident that together we will make a bigger difference in veterans’ lives than either of us would alone.”
Implementation of these agreements is conditioned on passage of federal legislation authored by U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer as well as U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu, currently entitled the “Los Angeles Homeless Veterans Leasing Act” (LAH VLA).

The LAH VLA legislation (H.R.3484) was enacted and passed in the the 114th Congress (2015-2016) on May 17, 2016.