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Office of Resolution Management, Diversity & Inclusion (ORMDI)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I)
Veterans’ Health Administration (VHA) will conduct 55 virtual diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) listening sessions for Veterans August-September 2021 in support of EO 13985 on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government.
VHA will execute listening sessions to gather feedback on:
• Veterans’ experiences and perceptions related to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) at VA healthcare facilities.
• Ways Veterans feel they can be included.
• Barriers to effective healthcare for diverse Veteran populations.
• Unmet needs of diverse Veteran populations.
Site-specific virtual listening sessions
Each location will execute six (6) virtual sessions on the dates scheduled above. Each session will be approximately 60 minutes. All sessions will be held virtually as a WebEx Event. Advanced registration for individuals and groups is strongly encouraged. Individuals or groups who seek to speak should register by 72 hours before the start of each session but may register up to five minutes before the session. Target audiences are listed below and include Veterans, family members, caregivers, survivors, community leaders and partners, and other representatives who provide support to underserved communities.
For more information please contact: Angelo Dalmacio, Director of Public Affairs 4150 Clement Street, Bldg. 2, Ste. 300 San Francisco, CA 94121 Angelo.Dalmacio@va.gov Office: (415) 750-2275 | Mobile: (415) 619-7894
For more information please contact: Name: Karen Cutright Position: Human Centered Designer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Number: (513) 505-4268
Individual registration:VA encourages individual registrations for those not affiliated with or representing a group, association, or organization.
Group registration: Identification of the name of the group, association or organization should be indicated in your registration request. Due to virtual platform meeting limitations of WebEx and the statutory mandate that VA consult with certain entities, VA may select certain entities to speak or may limit the size of a group's registration to allow receipt of testimonies and/or technical remarks from a broad, diverse group of stakeholders. Oral comments, testimonies and/or technical remarks may be limited from a group, association or organization to no more than two (2) individuals representing the same group, association or organization. Efforts will be made to accommodate all attendees who wish to participate. However, VA will give priority to Veterans, family members, caregivers, survivors of underserved communities or their representatives who request registration prior to 72 hours before the session, and wish to provide oral comments, testimonies and/or technical remarks. The length of time allotted for all participants to provide oral comments, testimonies and/or technical remarks during the meeting will be no more than 60 minutes total and is subject to the number of participants selected to speak, to ensure time is allotted.
Audio (For listening purposes only): Limited to the first 200 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis. Advanced registration is not required. Audio attendees will not be allowed to offer oral comments, testimonies and/or technical remarks as the line will be muted.
Note: Should it be necessary to cancel the meeting due to technical issues or other emergencies, VA will take available measures to notify registered participants.