We Honor Veterans Partnership Webinar Series

We Honor Veterans Partnership held a 
FREE Educational Webinar Series for Hospices and VA Health Systems

July 8, July 22, August 5 and August 19, 2020
2:30pm - 4:00 PM


Caring for our Vietnam Veterans: Trauma Informed Care 

Vietnam Veterans have faced higher rates of disability and psychological issues than WWII veterans and some are facing the end of life confronting long suppressed memories of the traumas of war.  They are a unique group for us to provide hospice care to.

HPCANYS, in partnership with VNSNY and MJHS, is doing a free 4 part educational series for hospices to enable your hospice to better assess and care for Vietnam Veterans. The grant is as a result of NHPCO’s Vietnam Veterans initiation in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve the care of Veterans on hospice that have been impacted by trauma.  These web based programs will provide education, best practices and helpful tools to improve understanding of key resources and services available from the Department of Veterans Affairs ( VA health care benefits and Veterans Benefits), assessment and care planning for Vietnam Veterans, trauma informed care and the We Honor Veterans programs as well as VA Hospice Partnerships.

  • July 8, 2020 (90 minutes) VA Health Care Services for Veterans and Veterans Benefits: COMPLETED Resources
  • July 22, 2020 (90 minutes) Assessment and Care Planning for Vietnam Veterans: COMPLETED SEE Resources
  • August 5, 2020 (60 minutes) Trauma informed care: PTSD, MSX, moral injury, suicide, and the effects of military culture: COMPLETED SEE Resources
  • August 19, 2020  (90 minutes)  VA Partnerships, WHV levels of care, strategies to honor veteran’s partnership levels and how to advance to the next level:  COMPLETED SEE Resources
Distinguished Faculty:
        Enrique Aguilar, RN, CHPN | On Call Services Manager - MJHS Hospice & Palliative Care
        C. Alan Blalock, LCSW, ACHP-SW | Social Work Program Manager, Community Care- Wappingers Falls, NY
        Elena Hay, FNP | Palliative Care Coordinator/Nurse Practitioner, VA Hudson Valley Health Care Services, Wappingers Falls, NY
        Katherine Kemp, Director of Veterans Services, NHPCO
        Dr. Bernie Lee, MD | Director of Palliative Provider Services, MJHS Hospice & Palliative Care
        Frank Quadrino, MS | VA Benefits Specialist/ Coordinator | VNSNY Hospice & Palliative Care
        Joseph Vitti, MBA |  Director of Veterans Program, VNSNY Hospice & Palliative Care
        Toby Weiss, MSOD | Director of Cultural Sensitivity and Jewish Programming, MJHS Hospice & Palliative Care
        Sung Yoon | Veterans Program Liaison | VNSNY Hospice & Palliative Care
        Janine Wentworth, LCSW | Palliative Care Social Worker, VA Hudson Valley Health Care Services, Wappingers Falls, NY

Presentations will be recorded and archived for on-demand viewing.  
Additional Resource Information is here.  If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact the HPCANYS office:  518.446.1483

JULY 8 2020
  VA HealthCare Services for Veterans Slides
  Veterans Benefits Slides

July 22 2020
 Clinical Assessment and Care Planning for Vietnam Veterans  
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August 5 2020 
Veterans and PTSD Slides                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Trauma Informed Care: PTSD, moral injury, suicide and the effects of military culture
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August 19 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Collaborating With Our Community Hospices  Slides
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