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Health on the Homefront: Addressing the Health Needs of Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Veterans and Their Families

  • 21 Oct 2013
  • 8:00 AM
  • 22 Oct 2013
  • 4:15 PM
  • Hampton Roads Convention Center


  • Includes one-year membership in VAPHA.
  • Includes one-year membership in VAPHA.
  • Complimentary registration for speakers and sponsors.

POSTPONED Due to Government Shutdown. Watch for New Dates Soon! 

The estimated size of the active duty military and veteran communities in Virginia (including family members) is approximately 2.36 million individuals as of 2012, out of a total population of 8.186 million, or more than 28% of the residents of the Commonwealth. In some school districts, over 35% of the students are connected to someone who is now or was in the past a member of the military.


Given the health needs of military service members, veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, older veterans and their families, VAPHA has partnered with the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services to offer this critical forum on the issues facing military service members, veterans and their families and the implications for public health, and the public health workforce of Virginia.

The program has been designed with tracks of sessions focused on topics of interest to military health and behavioral health, public health, primary care and behavioral health professionals.


Click here for the schedule at a glance.

Click here for the detailed session descriptions.


Who should attend: Military health and behavioral health, primary care, public health, behavioral health professionals, advocates, concerned citizens, educators, policy makers and planners, social service organizations, and anyone with an interest in the health of nearly a third of Virginia’s residents who are serving or have served their country.


Continuing Education Credit: The program qualifies for 12.5 hours of continuing education.

Registration fee: $120 for current members of VAPHA, $155 for nonmembers (includes one-year membership in VAPHA), $65 for students. That’s less than $10 per credit! After October 7th, price increases to $150 for members and $185 for nonmembers.

A limited number of scholarships are available, through grant funding and sponsorship support, to fund the registration of individuals that have limited funds available to attend the program. Scholarship recipients are responsible for any travel costs associated with their attendance at the program. Special consideration will be given to community residents and to applicants who work at smaller organizations, non-profit organizations or organizations with limited professional development budgets as well as students of any health-related discipline.


Interested in Exhibiting or being a sponsor? Click here for details.


Hotel information: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites Hampton Roads on Coliseum Drive in Hampton at the per diem rate of $77 single/$87 double plus tax. Reservations may be made by calling 757/827-8200 or 1-800-EMBASSY and providing group code “VPH.” The rooms will be released by the hotel on September 20th.


The Virginia Public Health Association would like to thank the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program and the Commonwealth Public Health training Center for their support in developing this program.



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