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W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center - Salisbury, NC


Minority Veterans Program

About the Program

The goal of the Salisbury VA Medical Center Minority Veterans Program is to increase local awareness of minority veteran related issues and develop strategies for increasing their participation in existing VA benefits programs for eligible veterans. The program also ensures that minority veterans receive benefits and services on par with other veterans, encounter no barriers or impediments in their attempts to access those services, and are treated with respect and dignity by VA service providers.

The program is designed to act as a mediator and facilitator. As such, the program does not process claims, handle equal employment complaints, or employee related problems. The program is dedicated to ensuring that all veterans are aware of benefits, services and programs offered by the VA.

Who Do We Serve?

The Salisbury VAMC Minority Veterans program services all veterans including:

  • African Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Native Americans, including:

    • American Indians
    • Alaskan Natives
    • Native Hawaiians
    • Pacific Island Americans

Who Do I Contact?

The Salisbury VA Medical Center has designated a Minority Veterans Program Coordinator (MVPC) whose role is to:
  •  Assist management of the Medical Center in their efforts to address the needs of minority veterans
  •  Focus on the needs of minority veterans in our local community
  •  Identify barriers and create a more accessible environment for minority veterans
  •  Inform veterans of VA benefits, services and programs

If you would like more information about the Salisbury VA Medical Center Minority Veterans Program, please use the contact information on the right side of the page.

Minority Veteran Program Coordinator:

Keisha Smith, PsyD
Minority Veterans Program Coordinator
704-638-9000 ext. 15632

Contact Info


  • W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center
    1601 Brenner Ave
    Salisbury, NC 28144

Contact Number(s)

  • 704-638-9000 Ext. 15632

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm