VA asks for input on health care system future

The VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) announced today that it will hold three virtual listening sessions with stakeholders the second week of June to hear from veterans and the communities it serves across Florida, South Georgia, and the Caribbean.

The sessions are open to the public and are part of 50 similar events being held across the country from March through June 2021 to hear from veterans on how to design a health care system of the future and grow services for veterans in a way that reinforces the VA’s role as a leader in the U.S. health care system.

Individuals can view a schedule of the sessions below and register by clicking on the appropriate link.

“We want to hear from veterans and other stakeholders in the communities VA serves and understand their vision for VA health care,” said Dr. Miguel H. Lapuz, VISN 8 Network Director.

“VA’s goal is to collaborate closely with Veterans and other stakeholders to build the best VA health care system that meets the needs of veterans today and for generations to come.”

These listening sessions are an opportunity for veterans to help VA reimagine how it delivers care in an equitable, high quality, veteran-centered manner and develop a plan for investing in VA’s aging infrastructure.

The feedback will be used to develop the recommendations VA submits to the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission in January 2022.

The AIR Commission will also conduct public hearings as part of their review of VA’s recommendations before submitting its recommendations to the president and Congress for review and approval in 2023.

The North Florida region VA input session will be on Thursday, June 10.

The complete list of sessions is as follows:

Monday, June 7, 2021

Miami VAMC, San Juan VAMC, West Palm Beach VAMC

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST

Dial-in: 404-397-1596,

Access Code: 199 843 4403

Register Here / Join Online

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Bay Pines VAMC, Tampa VAMC

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST

Dial-in: 404-397-1596,

Access Code: 199 000 8299

Register Here / Join Online

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Lake Baldwin VAMC

Orlando VAMC

Gainesville VAMC

Lake City VAMC

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. EST

Dial-in: 404-397-1596,

Access Code: 199 156 4203

Register Here / Join Online

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