MONROE, LA – Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) announces its Operation Leave No Veteran Behind initiative to ensure that military veterans in Northeast Louisiana have quality and competent primary and behavioral health care.
NEDHSA Executive Director Dr. Monteic A. Sizer said the agency has always worked to serve the veteran population and meet its needs that stem from combat, training, and traumatic and stress-generating settings, and added that “this initiative highlights the strategic approach to improving veteran health outcomes.”
“We will do our part to ensure that our brave military veterans receive quality mental health, addictive disorder, primary care, and related social supports such as housing, employment, and food,” Dr. Sizer said. “No military veteran should ever be abandoned, alone, suicidal, hungry, or homeless. They should have a safety net that meets their needs.”
NEDHSA plans to further partner with businesses, colleges and universities, non-profit agencies, and other governmental systems to help bring much-needed awareness and services to veterans living in Louisiana’s Delta.
Through its prevention and wellness department, NEDHSA plans to provide educational resources and wellness activities to help veterans. Additionally, through its integrated healthcare service delivery model, NEDHSA will provide mental health, addiction services, case management, employment opportunities, and work to mitigate those negative social determinants of health that hold many veterans and large numbers of the general population behind.
“The needs and people of our region are diverse,” Dr. Sizer said. “Operation Leave No Veteran Behind ensures that those who served our country can get the lifesaving services they need to reach their full human potential. Those who have honorably served our nation deserve nothing less. We intend to leave no veteran or person who needs our services behind.”