July 11, 2023


National Veterans Resource Center
101 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244


Save the Date: 7/11 and 7/12. @NYHFoundation and @IVMFSyracuseU are co-hosting a two-day summit on peer mentor programs for military veterans.

Save the Date: New York State Summit on Peer Mentor Programs for Military Veterans

The New York Health Foundation (NYHealth) and Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) are co-hosting a two-day summit focused on strengthening, advancing, and expanding peer mentor programs for military veterans on July 11 & 12, 2023. The summit will feature in-person and virtual opportunities for participation.

Tentative schedule:

Day 1 (morning) – Keynote & Panel Discussions
NYHealth will host a keynote and two panel discussions on the issues and opportunities created by New York’s recent investments that have expanded peer mentor programs for military veterans throughout the State.

Day 1 (afternoon) – Technical Assistance on Peer Mentor Programs
Experts at IVMF will provide technical assistance sessions for attendees interested in learning more about how to apply for State funding for peer mentor programs, best practices for standing up programming, the needs of New York’s veteran community, and recommendations for strengthening services already provided.

Day 2 (all day) – Training & Workshops
IVMF and partners will provide multiple training opportunities and workshops on topics including suicide prevention, counseling on access to lethal means, the myths and realities of veteran benefits, and information on the variety of peer mentoring opportunities for veterans.

A full agenda and registration details will be available soon. Register for Veterans’ Health e-mail updates to be sure you receive your invitation. The conference is free for attendees, but registration will be required.

Follow IVMF on Twitter @IVMFSyracuseU.

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