BY CHUCK BYERS, CHAIR
The Veterans Health Care Committee has submitted changes and revisions to our proposed resolutions to the Resolutions Committee for the National Convention in Greensboro, N.C. We look forward to meeting face to face. I hope most of us will have received our vaccines by then and feel a little safer.
The VA has stepped up and has done an outstanding job distributing coronavirus vaccines to veterans. The committee will continue to monitor this process. We have noticed a hesitancy among Hispanic veterans about getting the vaccine and will continue to work with the VA in reaching out to them.
The VA in Arizona has introduced the Atlas Project. In Wickenburg, a town about 50 miles from Phoenix, the VA has placed a pod inside an American Legion post that will be used for veterans’ telehealth visits for two VA hospitals in Arizona. Veterans can meet with their primary care physicians or consult with specialists in a secure place with easy access.
This will be extremely beneficial for rural veterans who find it difficult to see their VA doctors. We look forward to hearing more about this project; initial reports are positive.
Take care and be safe. I’ll see you in Greensboro.