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U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and Walmart Announce Telehealth Collaboration to Reach Underserved Veterans


Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Walmart
announced an innovative collaboration to offer VA-led telehealth
services to reach underserved Veterans. The pilot will kick off in
targeted locations that consider the number of Veterans and the health
resources offered. The final locations selected will be announced at a
later date. The collaboration includes donated space and operational
support by Walmart for VA-led telehealth services.

The announcement was made today at the Anywhere
to Anywhere, Together Summit
hosted by the VA's Center for Strategic
Partnerships and the VHA Office of Connected Care. The forum brought
together the Nation's leading industry, government and non-profit
thought leaders to discuss innovative solutions that will increase
access to telehealth and virtual care for Veterans. VA leads the nation
in Telemedicine with 900,000 visits last year and is focused on
extending access to best-in-class care for Veterans through this

"These types of events will help accelerate our shared journey to fully
integrated, seamless access to healthcare no matter where a Veteran
resides," said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. "Indeed, from anywhere to
anywhere. We thank our industry and community partners for their
commitment to improving Veterans' health care."

Walmart is working to leverage its existing strength in health and
wellness to make an even bigger impact in the future, having served
pharmacy customers for 40 years with a history of launching products and
programs that have transformed the industry.

"Walmart is proud to collaborate with VA to bring telehealth service to
Veterans that are having difficulty accessing services," said Marcus
Osborne, Vice President of Health and Wellness Transformation at
Walmart. "The opportunity to work with VA to expand its ability to serve
Veterans through technology is an important way that Walmart can
continue to show its commitment to Veterans and deliver on our promise
of providing Americans with more affordable health care."

About Walmart

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) helps people around the world save money and
live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and
through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 265 million customers
and members visit our more than 11,200 stores under 55 banners in 27
countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2018 revenue of
$500.3 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide.
Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate
philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about
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