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VA to hold virtual diversity, equity, and inclusion listening sessions Sept. 28 & Sept. 30


September 21, 2021

Tulsa , OK — The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is conducting virtual diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) listening sessions for Veterans through September in support of Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government.

VHA is gathering feedback on

  • Veterans’ experiences and perceptions related to 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


  • Individual registration: VA encourages individual registrations for those not affiliated with or representing a group, association, or organization.
  • Group registration: The name of group, association or organization should be indicated in your registration request. VA may limit size of a group's registration to allow remarks from a broad, diverse group of stakeholders. VA will give priority to Veterans, family members, caregivers, survivors of underserved communities or their representatives. The meeting will be no more than 60 minutes.
  • 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 able to offer remarks as the line will be muted.


Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Sept. 28 - 10 a.m.

LGBTQ+ Veterans
Sept. 28 – 12 p.m.

Veterans with Disabilities
Sept. 28 - 2 p.m.

Open sessions for all affinity groups
Sept. 28 - 6 p.m.

Women Veterans
Sept. 30 - 12 p.m.

Religious Minorities & Persons Otherwise Adversely Affected by Persistent Inequality
Sept. 30 – 2 p.m.

Open sessions for all affinity groups
Sept. 30 - 6 p.m.

For more information, please contact

Karen Cutright, Human Centered Designer
Phone Number: 513-505-4268

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) - Office of Resolution Management, Diversity & Inclusion (ORMDI) (

Media contacts

Nita McClellan, Communications director


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