NYSHealth invites you to attend a new webinar series, Practically Speaking: The Impact of COVID-19 on New York City's Veterans on July 14, 11:30am-12pm, that will share actionable ideas to better serve New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will focus on the impact of the pandemic on New York City’s veterans.
As New York continues to recover from the pandemic, its exact toll on veterans is not yet known. VA hospitals in the New York City region have reported more than 1,500 active cases, but more than half of all veterans do not qualify for VA health care, so the number of infections is likely much higher.
Countless government and community-led organizations, such as New York City’s Department of Veterans’ Services, have been on the ground since the first days of the pandemic to try to understand the impact of the virus on the veteran community, deploying resources like mental health, housing, and employment assistance to veterans in need.
Attend this webinar discussion with Lt. Col. (Ret.) James Hendon, Director of New York City's Department of Veterans' Services (DVS), to discuss the toll that COVID-19 has placed on New York City’s veteran community; what DVS has done to lead response efforts; and potential challenges and solutions to help New York City’s veterans navigate the pandemic. This 30-minute webinar will feature a short discussion followed by audience Q&A.
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