Our recent collaborative efforts and the current economy of near hyper-employment provide short-term relief to many veteran employment issues. These efforts make getting a job easy. Finding a career is hard. Thinking systemically, let’s see which issue areas affect veteran employment.
Our returning veterans face an epidemic of isolation. Connecting veterans to appropriate social resources will require participation of stakeholders outside the veteran space, and the solution will look different for each community.
It’s rare that a human need is singular, standing alone from our other human needs. To achieve a navigable, accessible system of resources, it’s vital that communities collaborate. The interconnectedness of human needs requires tailored, flexible, coherent responses that can only be achieved with a collaborative approach.
Learn why user experience is an important consideration for your collaborative.
Center for a New American Security’s 2012 report, “Well After Service” (authored by our very own Nancy Berglass and Dr. Margaret Harrell) provides a clear definition and framework for understanding veteran wellness. Here’s how your community can use the Veteran Wellness Model to improve access to services and outcomes for veterans.
Learn about three thriving cross-sector collaborations serving Maine veterans: medical-legal partnership, a campaign to advance veteran employment, and a pro-bono legal clinic for service members and veterans.
At the 2018 Maine Military and Community Network Annual Conference, we learned a lot about the way Maine's veteran collaboratives work together. Here are three key takeaways that any collaborative can use, especially if they're considering a statewide convening.
Want to begin learning human-centered design? That’s great! Here’s some good news: There are plenty of design thinking and human-centered design resources available to you, totally free, on the web.
NVI is offering one registration and a $250 travel stipend per local partner community to attend the "Champions for Change" conference in LA October 16-18, 2018!
Want to learn more about resources for veteran collaboratives? View or download the slides from NVI's presentations at recent Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) Networking Events.