Minority Veterans Program - VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System
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VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System


Minority Veterans Program

Minority Veterans Program 

The Minority Veterans Program (MVP) was established under Public Law 103-446 in 1994 to address the unique circumstances and special needs of minority veterans. The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is dedicated to ensuring all Veterans are treated fairly, respectfully and receive quality care regardless of race, origin, religion or gender.

What Does The MVPC Do?
The MVPC serves as the principal advisor to the Healthcare System Director on issues and concerns related to healthcare services that affects minority veterans.

Minority Veterans Program Coordinator
(702) 791-9000 x18916

Veterans the MVPC Serves:
VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Minority Veterans Program services all Veterans included but not limited to:

  • African Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Native Americans, including American Indians and Alaskan Indians
  • Native Hawaiians
  • Pacific Island Americans

Program Objectives Includes:

  • Promote the use of VA benefits, programs and services
  • Assess the needs of minority veterans and make recommendation for improving the delivery of care
  • Identify barriers to care
  • Promote an atmosphere in which minority veterans are treated with dignity and respect
  • Review statistical information on minority populations

Individual Consultation
The MVPC is available to meet one-on-one with veterans and their families. The program stresses the need for open discussion between the Program Coordinator and the veterans served. The confidentiality of all conversations is ensured.

Community Outreach Activities
The MVPC works closely with various organizations throughout the community. This involves visiting minority communities, meeting with service organizations, and networking to promote use of the various programs and services available to today's' veterans. Stand downs, Pow Wow, community town hall meetings, and focus groups enable the MVPC to remain current on issues that affects the provision of services and benefits.

For assistance Contact:
EEO/Minority Veterans Program Coordinator (MVPC)
VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System
6900 North Pecos Road
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89086
(702) 791-9000 x18916

Additional Information:
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