Dear VA Community Partner,
We would like to invite you to attend our VA-VISN 2 Community Summit entitled ‘Saving Veterans Lives through Partnership’ which will be held at the Lyons, NJ campus, New Jersey VA Healthcare System on August 15th and 16th, 2017. Day 1 will focus on Suicide Prevention (SP) and Day 2 will concentrate on Opioid Safety (OS). We have invited experts in the field of suicide prevention and opioid safety to present at the Summit and from there we plan to engage our VA leadership present in a robust discussion about what changes are needed in our current SP & OS programs and how we can be expand and strengthen our community partnerships in this effort. We would be delighted to have you actively participate in that conversation.
Dates & Time: August 15th, 2017 10:00 am – 5:30pm & August 16th, 2017 8:00am – 4:30pm
Address: Lyons VA, Behavior Health Care Line Conference Room – 1st floor, Bldg. 143, 151 Knollcroft Road, Lyons, NJ 07939
If you are interested and able to attend, please reply with your name, agency name and contact information to the following email address VISN2BVAHCL@MED.VA.GOV no later than August 8th, 2017.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our VISN Mental Health Leads:
Ann Feder, LCSW-R
VA- VISN 2 Downstate Mental Health Care Line Programs Manager
Interim VISN 2 Downstate Lead for Transition and Care Management Program
Bruce F. Nelson, PhD
Behavioral Health Care Line Director
Veterans Integrated Service Network 2, Upstate New York
113 Holland Ave., Building 67
Albany, NY 12208