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Minority Veteran care

At VA Palo Alto health care, we are committed to raising awareness about challenges faced by minority Veterans, encouraging participation in VA benefits, and ensuring equitable access to benefits and services. Our care coordinator can help you find the support you need.

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Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards

Minority Veteran Program Coordinator (MVPC)

VA Palo Alto health care


Care we provide at VA Palo Alto health care

Our Minority Veterans Program provides support and assistance to all Veterans, regardless of their race or ethnicity. This includes Black, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American Veterans, as well as American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. We focus on:

  • Helping the medical center manage their efforts to meet the needs of minority Veterans
  • The needs of minority Veterans in the local community
  • Making sure minority Veterans have an easier time accessing services they need by removing any potential obstacles
  • Helping Veterans learn about the different benefits, services, and programs available at VA

Our role

The Minority Veterans Program is focused on making sure all Veterans know about the help, resources, and services provided by VA. We can help to connect Veterans with the right people and organizations, but we don't process claims, equal employment complaints, or staff issues.