“Our warriors are the one percent of America who kept the 99 percent safe. We have a duty to help make their transitions as successful as possible.”
—President George W. Bush
Veteran Resource: Health and Well-being
Connecting veterans with quality care providers through the Warrior Wellness Alliance
Find a healthcare provider or connect with a peer-to-peer network
Veteran Resource: Economic Opportunity
Connecting veterans with best-in-class resources for compelling careers as civilians
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Support for Service Members and Their FamiliesImmediate support for members of the military, veterans, & their families.
Interactive: Meet Joe, a Post-9/11 Veteran
Joe's story, drawn from real service members, helps us better know our vets.
Portraits of Courage
March 2, 2017 through October 17, 2017
Ensuring post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life.
The Bush Institute is dedicated to serving those who volunteered to wear the uniform in defense of our nation — ensuring post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life.
While many post-9/11 veterans move seamlessly into civilian life, others face challenges including unemployment, feelings of isolation, and health issues stemming from the invisible wounds of war -- post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.
Veteran Health and Well-Being
Less than 50% of of warriors who experience the invisible wounds of war actually receive care. And only 13% of community mental health providers deliver high-quality care for veterans with invisible wounds.
The Warrior Wellness Alliance links peer-to-peer veteran networks with care providers, so that more warriors receive high quality care.
Warrior Wellness Alliance
Veteran Economic Opportunity
Veterans are an underutilized resource for the U.S. economy, despite their training, skills, and experience. The VET Roadmap, developed in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, helps warriors plan and execute effective transitions.
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