NYSHealth Hosts Discussion and Unveils Blueprint on Community-based Services for Veterans and Their Families
On Tuesday, May 8th, 2012, the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) hosted a discussion centered on a new NYSHealth publication developed by the Rochester Veterans Outreach Center, “Coming Home to Caring Communities: A Blueprint for Serving Veterans & Families.” In addition to expanding upon NYSHealth’s efforts to highlight effective community-based initiatives serving veterans and their families, this convening focused on the potential for New York State to invest in promising replicable models of community-based services for veterans and their families.
The discussion included representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans’ organizations, community-based providers of veterans’ services, colleges and universities, and philanthropy, and featured presentations from Nancy Berglass, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security; Dr. Margaret C. Harrell, Senior Fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans and Society Program, Center for a New American Security; and John Kuhn, National Director, Homeless Evaluation & Acting National Director, Supportive Services for Veteran Families. Read more about the event.
To learn more about the future of NYSHealth’s investment in returning veterans and their families, watch the brief video below featuring NYSHealth President and CEO James R. Knickman and Colonel (Ret.) James McDonough, Jr., NYSHealth Senior Fellow for Veterans Affairs.