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IAVA Partners with VA Office of Connected Care to Empower Veterans Through Technology

NEW YORK, NY (February 1, 2018) — Today, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the leading non-partisan Post-9/11 veterans empowerment organization, will host a Q&A on Facebook Live with the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Connected Care at 12:00pm ET. The Veteran Health Administration (VHA) is the health care arm of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the Office of Connected Care aims to expand veterans’ access to care using technology. The Facebook Live event, hosted on IAVA’s Facebook page, is open any veterans who want to learn more about their health care options. 

The discussion, between IAVA Chief Policy Officer Melissa Bryant and Chief Officer of VHA’s Office of Connected Care Dr. Neil Evans, will focus on promoting VA’s connected health care tools for veterans. During the event, viewers will learn about mobile apps for better health, video appointments and much more.

“IAVA is excited to partner with the Veterans Health Administration and the Office of Connected Care to bring attention to the growing technology available to veterans and their families through VA,” said Melissa Bryant, Chief Policy Officer of IAVA. “IAVA has worked for over a decade to be a technology-forward organization, growing to meet the needs of the changing face of veterans in America. We are encouraged to see how VA is working to incorporate easier, more accessible tools to veterans and are excited to participate in this Facebook Live event to share these tools with our members. And we’re empowering our members to ask questions and raise concerns.”

Who: Dr. Neil Evans, Chief Officer, Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Connected Care
Melissa Bryant, Chief Policy Officer, IAVA

What: Facebook Live Q&A

Where: The live stream will air on IAVA’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IAVA.org/

When: February 1, 2018 at 12 PM EST 

Note to media: Email press@iava.org or call 212-982-9699

About IAVA

"Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America...remains the most important organization representing the new generation of veterans." - TIME Magazine

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the premier veterans advocacy and support organization on the planet. Founded by an Iraq veteran in 2004, IAVA is the non-partisan leader in advocacy, public awareness, and 1-on-1 case management support. Our mission is to connect, unite, and empower over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide. We have connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided thousands of veterans of all generations with life-saving and life-changing personalized support from our Masters-level social service professionals.

Learn more at iava.org.