February 26, 2020


12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


New York State Health Foundation, 1385 Broadway, New York, NY 10018


Ethnic and racial minorities are projected to make up 37% of New York’s veteran population by 2040, and women are expected to comprise more than 10% of New York’s veteran population by 2025. In some ways, minority veterans have greater access to health care than their civilian counterparts; more than 90% of minority veterans have health insurance, for example. Yet the racial and ethnic health disparities that persist in the United States are largely mirrored in the veteran community.

What are the health needs of minority veterans in the Empire State? What barriers prevent them from accessing care? How does New York compare with other states? And what else needs to be done to understand and address health disparities that minority veterans face?

Please join us for a discussion with Kayla Williams, Senior Fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security, to explore these issues and discuss findings and recommendations from an NYSHealth-funded needs assessment on the health needs of minority veterans in New York State.

Please R.S.V.P. by February 21, 2020. Lunch will be provided.

Can’t join us in person? Join us for our live-stream on Facebook.

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