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Vietnam Veterans of America introduces first collaboration between veterans and private sector to address healthcare needs for veterans, the Veterans Health Council.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 12:30 P.M.
Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 13th Floor,
529 – 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

As many as 80 percent of veterans do not use the Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities for their healthcare, often because they don’t know that their health problems may be related to their military service. To enlarge the safety net for our veterans, the Veterans Health Council – a first in veterans and private sector collaboration – will educate veterans, their families, and healthcare providers by informing them about long-term health risks and care for veterans.

Mokie Porter, VVA, mporter@vva.org or
301-585-4000 x 146 or 301-996-0901
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the nation's only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families.  VVA's founding principle is “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”


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