Mental Health Summit 2018 - Milwaukee VA Medical Center
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Milwaukee VA Medical Center


Mental Health Summit 2018

The 6th Annual Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Mental Health Summit, this year focusing on African-American veterans, takes place Saturday, June 23, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The event – a partnership with VA and UWM’s Military and Veterans Resource Center -- runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Boulevard. It’s free and open to the community.

“Part of our mandate is to make sure all veterans in our community know all of the services available and what VA has to offer,” said William Johnson, minority veterans program coordinator at the Milwaukee VA. “Any veteran is welcome but we are trying to reach out, particularly, to historically underrepresented groups.”

Guest speakers included retired Army 1st Sgt. Delphine Metcalf Foster, the first woman and African-American to serve as the Disabled American Veterans national commander; and Reggie Jackson, head griot for America’s Black Holocaust Museum.

Breakout sessions will focus on VA health care eligibility and benefits; racial trauma and inequality; chronic pain management; African-centric approaches to healing; disparities in African-American health care; and gun violence as a public health issue.

Contact Info


  • UW-Milwaukee
    Student Union
    2200 E. Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI

Contact Number(s)

  • 414-384-2000 Ext. 47129

Hours of Operation

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.