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Veteran's Summit & Resource Connection Fair

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location

Mt. Vernon Armory, 600 Shiloh Drive, Mt. Vernon, IL

Description

The Southern Illinois University System is hosting a Veteran’s Summit to address the unique challenges veterans in our region face accessing health care, legal assistance and educational opportunities. The objective is to strengthen the rural health care infrastructure, legal support structure and the educational delivery system for veterans through the creation of strategic partnerships, and improved collaboration and communication among all system partners, veteran serving organizations, governmental agencies, and elected officials.

The summit will be a two-day event. The Veteran’s Summit Symposium will be hosted on the first day. This convening will bring together SIU system partners, speakers, community-based organizations, governmental agencies, elected officials and other stakeholders to begin to develop a blue print to improve service delivery to the Southern Illinois veteran community. The Veteran’s Summit Resource Connection Fair will be hosted on second day. This is a day of service open to all veterans where the SIU System and veteran serving organizations will provide educational, medicinal, dental and legal appointments/referrals free of charge.

SIU System partners from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, School of Law and the School of Medicine hosting this event include:

SIU Carbondale
Center for Rural Healthand and Social Service Development
Conference and Scheduling Services
Extended Campus
School of Law
Veterans Services

SIU Edwardsville
Veterans Services
School Pharmacy and the School of Dentistry

SIU School of Medicine
Office of Community Initiatives and Complex Care
Population Science and Policy

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