VA Update on Veteran-Directed Care

May 18, 2021

Self-Direction Virtual Conference Series


VA Update on Veteran-Directed Care

During this session, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will discuss the outlook and goals for the Veteran-Directed Care (VDC) program in Fiscal Year 2021 and beyond. This session will highlight recent research, initiatives, and other factors that will impact VDC growth. In addition, the session will outline and describe important VDC policies and procedures that are critical to the program's success. This session is designed for current VDC programs and those looking to learn more about the program. 



Tuesday, May 18th from 3-4 PM (EST). 



Registration is free but limited to the first 500 registrants. You can register here



Dan SchoepsDaniel Schoeps is the Director, Purchased Long-Term Care Policy Group in the Office of Geriatrics & Extended Care, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  He is the National Program Officer for all long-term care services purchased by VA, including the Veteran Directed Care (VDC) Program.  He was the senior staffer and principal writer of “VA Long-Term Care at the Crossroads”, a blueprint for VA’s expansion of home and community-based services. Mr. Schoeps was awarded the Hubert H. Humphrey Award for Service to America by the Secretary for Health and Human Services, and the Federal Public Service Award by the National PACE Association.


Pat BradyPat Brady is a Managing Consultant and joined the Lewin Group in 2011. Prior to the Lewin Group, Pat worked for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) for eight years. Over his career, Pat has worked to improve the delivery and access of long-term services and supports to Veterans and caregivers with a focus on home and community-based services. Since 2008, Pat has supported both VHA and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) with growing and improving VDC.



This session is part of our free Self-Direction Virtual Conference Series. Subscribe to our mailing list to get the latest information on conference sessions.