4322.0 Veterans Health in rural and urban areas: needs assessments and collaboration

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 2:30 PM
The purpose of the session is to describe barriers to access and gaps in services to rural and urban Veterans and their families. Geographic access is very important and Provider access is even more relevant. Health needs assessment and collaboration of services between Providers may lead to more effective solutions.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe barriers Veterans face when trying to access rehabilitative,mental health and primary care services in rural and urban areas. 2)Formulate needs assessments to determine scope of problems and evaluation to measure effectiveness. 3)Design networks of collaborative services for families of veterans.

2:30 PM
Planning rehabilitative service expansion for veterans
Jeff Baetz, PMP, Brent R. Gibson, MD, MPH, Mark Chichester, JD, Rachael Abednajad and Ryung Suh, MD MPH MPP MBA
2:50 PM
Collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs and rural community health centers
Hilda Heady, MSW, ACSW, Veronica Jackson, MHSA, Jason Ormsby, PhD, MBA, MHSA, Wendy Opsahl, MA and Ryung Suh, MD MPH MPP MBA
3:10 PM
Honoring their service: A participatory-based, collaborative approach to behavioral health systems for the Military and their families in North Carolina
Kimberly Alexander-Bratcher, MPH, Pam Silberman, JD, DrPH, Paul Mandsager, MSPH and Sharon Schiro, PhD
3:30 PM
A needs assessment of New York State veterans
Terri Tanielian, MA, Terry Schell, PhD, Jacqueline Martinez, MPH and Pamela Riley, MD, MPH

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CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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