Veterans Organizations To Support VA’s Buddy Check Week
The VA is making efforts to provide access to health and other benefits to veterans and improve their overall health.
The Strong Veterans Act of 2022 mandates an annual Buddy Check Week, set for October 16-20, where all Veterans are encouraged to participate in peer wellness, resiliency, and S.A.V.E. training. Participants are also urged to engage with ten Veterans, their families, caregivers, or survivors through conversation as part of the initiative. The main goal of the VA is to increase access to VA health and benefits, improve mental health awareness, decrease isolation, increase awareness of suicide prevention, and support peer networking.
There are plenty of non-VA community resources available to support Buddy Check Week where buddy wellness checks are encouraged to connect with the veterans and provide them with the desired assistance.
The Veteran Wellness Alliance provides services via Connect With Peers, facilitating connections among veterans and organizations like Team RWB, Travis Manion Foundation, Team Rubicon, and others. This initiative supports not only veterans but also their families, caregivers, and survivors, offering assistance and companionship to those who may need it.
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Veterans Experience Office. “Veterans’ organizations support VA’s Buddy Check Week”. News VA, October 2, 2023,
Last Updated: September 20, 2021