VA Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP) Quarterly Conference Call
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Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EDT) and 11:00 a.m. – 12:15(PDT)
Send an email to VAPartnerships@va.gov with your name, organizational name, email address, phone number and mailing address. Upon receipt of your information, we will email you the call-in number.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP) is inviting you and members of your organization to participate in our third Quarterly Conference Call for fiscal year 2013.
The purpose of our Quarterly Conference Call is to provide you, our ListServ members, with information about VA programs and services that will assist you in serving the needs of our Veterans, their families, survivors, and caregivers. The Quarterly Conference Call also provides an opportunity for an interactive discussion among participants.
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Welcome and Updates - Rev. E. Terri LaVelle, Director, Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
1:15 p.m. -1:50 p.m. Guest speaker- Chaplains Michael McCoy and Keith Etheridge, Associate Directors, Department of Veterans Affairs National Chaplain Center (NCC), will present on the “Rural Clergy Training Program.”
The Rural Clergy Training Program is sponsored by the NCC and supported by a grant from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Rural Health (ORH).
ORH is improving access and quality of care to the 3.4 million Veterans that are enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System. These Veterans are currently living in rural or highly rural areas of the country. ORH mission is significant to Veterans and their families receiving the services that they need to assist them with reintegration to civilian life.
Chaplain McCoy and Chaplain Etheridge will provide significant information on the collaboration between NCC and ORH mission, ORH program objectives and inform our members on how faith-based and community organizations can assist NCC and ORH with serving rural Veterans.
1:50 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Q & A and Closing Remarks
This teleconference is made possible through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Network Teleconference System (VANTS).
For more information, please contact VA’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships:
810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Room 1140 Washington, DC 20420 Phone: Phone (202) 461-7689