9:00, Wednesday, February 18, 2015
After years of war, military veterans are returning home in need of myriad services. North Carolina is home to 800,000 veterans. Understanding their health and social needs is paramount and something to be addressed next week during a UNC Charlotte conference. We take a closer look at the unique challenges faced by returning vets as well as by those in the community whose job it is to help them.
“Access to Culturally Competent Health Services: Serving Military Veterans from a Holistic Perspective” is a half-day conference scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in UNC Charlotte’s Cone University Center McKnight Hall. Details here.
Christine Elnitsky, PhD - Community Health Nurse Specialist, Registered Nurse, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Chairman of the Academy for Veteran and Military Health in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Marianne Mathewson Chapman, PhD - Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, and Major General (Retired) Army National Guard. Former Deputy Surgeon General for the National Guard.
Paul Passarro - Local U.S. Army veteran