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Office of Public Affairs

The Detroit VA Healthcare System office of Public Affairs is your source for news, publications, social media and more. By telling the Detroit VAMC’s story, we aim to help Veterans and increase awareness of our renowned programs and services.

Media Relations

Our staff are available to assist local media in answering questions about the health care system, locating an expert or obtaining more information about a news release or event.

Members of the media who require assistance after hours, on weekends or on holidays should contact Public Affairs through the health care system operator at 313-576-1000.

The Office of Public Affairs staff are only able to provide assistance for qualified members of the news media. Visit our Contact Us page for other areas of support. You can also contact Public Affairs Officers if you have a request for participation in an Outreach Event or other Veteran-focused event.
Please call 313-576-3340 or 313-576-3596 during normal business hours.

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Media Relations Policy

To effectively welcome the media to the Detroit VA Healthcare System, the Office of Public Affairs has established the following guidelines for arranging interviews, videotape sessions or photo opportunities.
Please call Public Affairs to arrange all interviews with any staff member.

  • Reporters must identify staff by their official titles in stories related to their work roles at Detroit VAMC.
  • Reporters are asked to use our complete name — Detroit VA Healthcare System — when referring to the health care system in a print or broadcast story.
  • Advance notice of on-site interviews is necessary so Public Affairs staff can make arrangements.
  • To protect the privacy of Detroit VAMC patients and families, Public Affairs must accompany all reporters, film crews and photographers visiting any Detroit VAMC. We also must facilitate the signing of a release form when interviewing and photographing patients.

Questions? Email us at

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Lisa Olney
Public Affairs Officer
313-576-1000 Ext. 63596

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