Project Title

Veterans’ Health Conference Scholarship

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Date Awarded

May 21, 2021







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 Healthy Food, Healthy Lives 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 Food, Healthy Lives; 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 2021, NYHealth awarded Long Island Cares a grant to attend the 2021 Institute for Defense and Government Advancement Veterans Affairs Healthcare Conference as part of its efforts to support veterans’ health.

Under this grant, two staff members from Long Island Cares participated in the three-day virtual event. This event brought together professionals from government, industry, and academia to discuss the challenges and possibilities that arise when increasing access to health care among veterans, as well as the ability to deploy medical advancements to veterans. By participating in this online conference, the staff members learned the latest research and emerging topics on veterans’ health that will help strengthen Long Island Cares’ organizational efforts.

View a complete list of conference participation grantees.