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Health & Wellness Spotlight Series

Spotlight Series aims to engage with experts and educate members of our community about the pressing issues of today.

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Philips to provide veterans, caregivers, and military families with information about high priority topics surrounding the COVID-19 epidemic, health, and wellbeing.

Uniting Together to Conquer Veteran Cancer – What Veterans & Caregivers Need to Know about Cancer Prevention & Screening

August 2 at 2:00 PM EST

Cancer, much like caregiving, has touched nearly every family across our nation. Military families are particularly impacted, with more than 50,000 new cancer cases reported in veterans each year.

Join us to hear from key experts from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Philips, and the American Cancer Society as we discuss cancer risks in the veteran community, how veterans get screened inside and outside the VA system, and why early diagnosis can save lives.

Watch Episodes Here

Military Toxic Exposures: What You Need to Know

Special Guests: Dr. Patricia Hastings, Chief Consultant, Health Outcomes Military Exposures; Dr. Terra Vincent, Senior Toxicologist and Exposure Science Advisor; Dr. Eric Shuping, Director, Post-9/11 Era Environmental Health Program; and Dr. Peter D. Rumm, Director, Pre-9/11 Era Environmental Health Program.

Click here to view the VA’s presentation slides.

Heart Health Solutions

Special Guests: Dr. Claire Sullivan, Director of Preventive Cardiology, University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Center; and Dr. Wayne Derkac, Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs at Philips.

Whole Health Solutions for Caregivers and Veterans in a Post Pandemic World

Special Guests: Dr. Benjamin Kliger, Executive Director of the VHA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation.

Q&A Sleep Solutions for Veterans & Caregivers

Special Guests: Wilfred Pigeon, PhD, Director, VA Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention; Daniel Gottlieb, PhD, Chief of Sleep Medicine, VA Boston Health Care System; Kevin Dorcak, BMM Channel Marketing- VA Sleep and Respiratory Care Philips Respironics, Philips.

Sleep Solutions for Veterans & Caregivers

Special Guests: Steve Lieberman, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs; Wilfred Pigeon, PhD, Director, VA Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention; Daniel Gottlieb, PhD, Chief of Sleep Medicine, VA Boston Health Care System; Kevin Dorcak, BMM Channel Marketing- VA Sleep and Respiratory Care Philips Respironics, Philips.

Accessing COVID-19 Vaccinations at the VA

Special Guests: Dr. Steven Leiberman, Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Dr. Jane Kim, Chief Consultant for Preventative Medicine, VA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Jill DeBoard, LCSW, Acting National Director, VA Caregiver Support Program.

Supporting Rural Veterans & Caregivers During COVID-19

Special Guests: Dr. Steven Leiberman, Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Dr. Thomas Klobucar, Executive Director, VA Office of Rural Health, Veterans Health Administration.

Accessing VA Self-Care & Whole Health Resources During COVID-19

Special Guests: Dr. Steven Leiberman, Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Nick Padula, Vice President, Human & Health Services, Philips.

Accessing Telehealth Services During the COVID-19 Crisis

Special Guests: Dr. Steven Leiberman, Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health and Dr. Leonie Heyworth, Director of Synchronous Telehealth, both of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Paula Cobb, Director of Global Marketing with Philips.

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