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Durham VA Health Care System

 

News, Events & Media Home

The Public Affairs Office for the Durham VA Health Care System is available to respond to local and national media inquiries and requests. In addition, we can also provide the following support and assistance to members of the news media:

  • Subject matter experts
  • Interview scheduling
  • Fact sheets and statistical information
  • Information about VA related special events

For assistance in covering health and medical stories and to set up interviews with our VA subject matter experts, please contact the Public Affairs Office at VHADURCommunications@va.gov.

Guidelines

The following guidelines can assist you in arranging interviews, video sessions, or photo opportunities:

Call the Public Affairs Office to arrange all interviews with Durham VA Health Care System staff.  We will respond as quickly as we can. (Patients seeking medical advice should contact their health care provider or dial 911 for medical emergencies.)

Advance notice of on-site interviews is necessary so staff can arrange locations for media interviews or photo shoots and line up appropriate sources for your story.

Public Affairs staff must accompany all film crews and photographers while on campus. Our main priority is patient privacy and adherence to HIPPA regulations. We also want to ensure you get the information you need by coordinating shoot locations and arranging interviews with the appropriate subject matter experts.

 

Contact

Sharonda Pearson
Chief of Public Affairs & Visual Communication Department
919-824-3769 (Alternate)
919-286-6986

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