Veterans' Health Conference Scholarship
September 4, 2019
In a state as large as New York, a steady stream of smart, innovative work is coming from NYHealth grantees and non-grantees alike that is relevant to NYHealth’s priority areas of Building Healthy Communities and Empowering Health Care Consumers and its focus area on Veterans’ Health. These organizations should be elevating their work and informing key stakeholders at regional, statewide, and national conferences, meetings, and other convenings. Yet, because of a lack of resources, they are often unable to do so. To address this issue, NYHealth is awarding grants through its Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Communities, Consumer Empowerment, and Veterans’ Health Request for Proposals (RFP). Through this RFP, NYHealth is sponsoring low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, State, and national conferences related to these areas. In 2019, NYHealth awarded Headstrong Project a grant to participate in this initiative as part of its efforts to support veterans’ health.
Under this grant, Headstrong Project sent its executive director to the annual America Warriors Project symposium. This event brought hundreds of public and private sector leaders together to share their work to empower military veterans, families, and caregivers. The symposium also provided the opportunity for attendees to network and learn about best practices, new technology, and sustainability models from veteran-serving professionals through keynote lectures, workshops, and specialized break-out sessions.