VA, VFW Facebook Live: Delivering care to rural Veterans


Tune in October 11 for a Facebook Live Event with VFW!

Join VA’s Office of Connected Care and VFW on Friday, Oct. 11, at 12 p.m. ET for a Facebook Live event: Delivering Care to Rural Veterans When and Where It’s Needed.

Almost a quarter of all Veterans in the US (4.7 million) return from active military careers to reside in rural communities. Just 2.8 million enroll in VA. Veterans choose rural communities for a variety of reasons, but they may also experience rural health care challenges that are intensified by combat-related injuries and illnesses.

During the event, VA experts Dr. Leonie Heyworth, VA director of Synchronous Telehealth and Dr. Thomas Klobucar, executive director Office of Rural Health, will speak with Ryan Gallucci, VFW director of National Veterans Service, about how tools and technologies, including My HealtheVet, Telehealth and Mobile technologies, help deliver care to Veterans. They will discuss how these technologies deliver care when and where it’s needed. They will also discuss information about future enhancements of these tools and technologies.

Following the discussion, experts will answer questions from the live audience through the chat feature.

Participating in the event is easy:

Be sure to tune in. For those unable to attend at that time, the event video will be archived and available on the VHA and VFW’s Facebook pages for later viewing.



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