LAFAYETTE - The Veterans Action Coalition of South Louisiana will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Clifton Chenier Center, 220 W. Willow St.

An update on the planned expanded health clinic for Lafayette is expected. The coalition organized last year to advocate for improved health services for area veterans with the initial push for a full-fledged veterans hospital. The group is now focused on representing veterans as U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials select a site and specialty care services for the Lafayette clinic.

Officials have said the new clinic space will be at least triple the size of the existing clinic located at 2100 Jefferson St.

For more information about the coalition, visit: http://vacoalition.com.