Vulnerable Patient Outreach in Emergencies, Optimizing Resources
US Department of Veterans Affairs

Oct 3, 2023  |  Disaster Planning for California Hospitals


The growing population of older adults in the United States with complex medical conditions are typically the most severely impacted by large-scale weather and climate disasters. A health care systems’ ability to leverage technology and optimize limited resources during an emergency is universal. Join us to learn how the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) established the Vulnerable Patient Care, Access, and Response in Emergencies (VP CARE) Program to provide standardized data tools and guidance to assist medical facilities with conducting outreach and care coordination to vulnerable Veteran populations during major emergencies.


  • Tony Barker, MS, Emergency Program Manager, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Northern CA, South Pacific VISN 21
  • Victoria Turner, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Network Director, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Peter Brewster, Director, Education, Training and Exercises, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs