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Community Invited to Minority Veteran Discussions

Advisory Committee for Minority Veterans Virtual Site Visit and Town Hall

VA’s Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, in conjunction with the Center for Minority Veterans, is hosting a virtual site visit and Town Hall of the Bay Pines and Tampa VA area April 20-22, 2021.

Monday, April 19, 2021

VA’s Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, in conjunction with the Center for Minority Veterans, is hosting a virtual site visit of Bay Pines/Tampa, Florida VA facilities April 20-22, 2021. 

During the site visit, ACMV is conducting facility briefings and a Veteran Town Hall to gather feedback about our available Minority Veteran programs. Representatives from Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Bay Pines National Cemetery, and St. Petersburg VA Regional Office will be available to answer questions and address your concerns about Minority Veteran programs available at each location. 

All Veterans and community stakeholders are invited to attend and participate in all of the listed the virtual events in the schedule below:

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (Join briefings online HERE. Password: 1baypines!  Join by phone: 1 (404) 397-1596, Access Code 199 424 8659)

  • 11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: VISN 8, VA Sunshine Healthcare Network Briefing (Dr. Miguel H. LaPuz, MD, Network Director)

  • 11:30 - 12:15 p.m.: James A. Haley Veterans Hospital Briefing (David VanMeter, Interim Director)

  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Briefing (Paul Russo, Director/CEO)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 (Join briefings online HERE. Password: 1baypines!  Join by phone: 1 (404) 397-1596, Access Code 199 424 8659)

  • 11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: St. Petersburg Regional Office Briefing (Julianna Boor, Director)

  • 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Bay Pines National Cemetery Briefing (Douglas R. Maddox, Asst. Director)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 (Join Town Hall online HERE. Join by phone: 1 (404) 397-1596, Access Code 199 944 8232)

  • 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Advisory Committee for Minority Veterans Virtual Town Hall (ACMV Committee)

Topics being discussed during the briefings and town hall include: Minority Veteran outreach activities, Women, Homeless and Incarcerated Veteran programs, suicide prevention programs, leadership training programs, Mission Act and rural health initiatives, VBA claims processing, home loan programs, and facility overviews.

Join us to learn more about our Minority Veteran programs and join the discussion about how VA is serving the needs of ALL Veterans.

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