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Department of Defense/Veterans Affairs Program Office

The Department of Defense/Veterans Affairs Program Office is the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) for all DOD/VA health care related policies, programs, and activities. DVPO is responsible for enhancing medical resource sharing across the Military Health System which includes military hospitals and clinics around the world that support more than 9.6 million service members, retirees and their families. Collaborating with VA, we are committed to identifying opportunities and creating partnerships to address them.

Mission

To identify efficient and effective health care sharing opportunities between DOD and VA to enhance access to quality and cost effective health care for DOD and VA beneficiaries, while simultaneously supporting the MHS clinical readiness mission of its military health care providers.  

Vision

Expand and strengthen health care partnerships between DOD and VA to deliver high value services at all sites of care for DOD and VA beneficiaries.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Provides health care policy oversight for the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, the only integrated DOD/VA facility with a single, combined Navy and VA mission. 
  • Executes the Joint Incentive Fund program legislatively established to increase collaborative efforts between DOD and VA.
  • Develops policies and procedures that support the management of the Medical Resource Sharing program authorized by legislation to enter into agreements and contracts for the mutual beneficial coordination, use, or exchange of use of health care resources between DOD and VA.
  • Oversees the Health Executive Committee legislatively mandated to drive efficient and effective health care sharing between DOD and VA.
Last Updated: April 23, 2024
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