EDI: Puerto Rico (December 2021)
Economic Development Initiative (EDI) Virtual Panel Discussion 36-Month Follow-Up
The Veterans Benefit Administration’s Division of Outreach, Transition and Economic Development (OTED) invited all Service members, Veterans, their family members, and the broader community to a special event showcasing VA’s collaborations with partner agencies to enhance Veteran economic development in Puerto Rico and the surrounding islands over the last three years.
Event Topics Included:
- How OTED leadership has supported Puerto Rico & Island-based Veteran initiatives
- Best practices in education initiatives and support for Veterans in Puerto Rico and Islands
- Availability of renewed mental health programs for Veterans
- Improved access to VA healthcare and benefits
Participants learned about the collaborations VA and its partners undertook over a 36-month period to offer Veterans increased access to healthcare services, financial literacy information, career navigation and employment opportunities for economic advancement.