We have developed several programs to help us collaborate with innovators in the private sector, academia, and across the Federal Government. Together, these programs form an environment in which innovators can work together, share ideas, and test solutions.
This integrated approach to solving problems and improving Veteran satisfaction is, in itself, an innovation at VA. The newly established fellows, network, and partnership programs are an important step in institutionalizing a culture of innovation that encourages informed risk taking, rewards results, and incentivizes questioning of the status quo.
No one person or group has the answer, and by working with innovators and sectors across the country and creating a sustainable base of innovation, we are supporting a VA that builds better, stronger service to our Veterans.