Project Title

Veterans’ Health Conference Scholarship

Grant Amount


Priority Area


Date Awarded

May 21, 2021




In Progress



In a state as large as New York, a steady stream of smart, innovative work is coming from NYSHealth grantees and non-grantees alike that is relevant to NYSHealth’s priority areas of Healthy Food, Healthy Lives and Empowering Health Care Consumers and its focus area on Veterans’ Health.

These organizations should be elevating their work and informing key stakeholders at regional, statewide, and national conferences, meetings, and other convenings. Yet, because of a lack of resources, they are often unable to do so. To address this issue, NYSHealth is awarding grants through its Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Food, Healthy Lives; Consumer Empowerment; and Veterans’ Health Request for Proposals (RFP). Through this RFP, NYSHealth is sponsoring low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, State, and national conferences related to these areas. In 2021, NYSHealth awarded Long Island Cares a grant to attend the 2021 Institute for Defense and Government Advancement Veterans Affairs Healthcare Conference as part of its efforts to support veterans’ health.

Under this grant, two staff members from Long Island Cares will participate in the three-day virtual event. This event will bring together professionals from government, industry, and academia to discuss the challenges and possibilities that arise when increasing access to health care among veterans, as well as the ability to deploy medical advancements to veterans. By participating in this online conference, the staff members will learn the latest research and emerging topics on veterans’ health that will help strengthen Long Island Cares’ organizational efforts.

View a complete list of conference participation grantees.