Funder(s)

New York State Health Foundation, Accenture

Description/Abstract

This paper addresses a prevailing view that a lack of coordination, collaboration, and collective purpose among veteran and military-family serving organizations—public, private, and nonprofit—poses a serious risk to long-term veteran and family well-being. The authors show that collective impact, an innovative approach to cross-sector collaboration on complex social problems, presents an opportunity for communities, in partnership with the VA, other government agencies, and private industry, to improve outcomes for veterans, transitioning service members, and their families. In addition, the paper outlines the Institute for Veterans and Military Families’ (IVMF) ongoing collective impact initiative, AmericaServes, and highlights preliminary outcomes from its first pilot network in New York City.

Document Type

Report

Disciplines

Human Resources Management

Extent

32 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Collective impact, Veterans, Transitioning service members, Military families

Subject

Veteran reintegration; Veterans--Employment--United States

Topic

Strengthen partnerships and initiatives--Best practices, Strengthen partnerships and initiatives--Coalitions, Evaluate social impact and policy--Community capacity

Portfolio

Employment

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

4-2015

Audience

Employers; HR Hiring Managers

Language

English

Acknowledgements

This work was prepared with the support of the New York State Health Foundaton and Accenture. The authors express their sincere appreciaton for the detailed and helpful comments by expert reviewers from government, industry, academia, philanthropy, and the nonproft sector on a previous draft of this paper.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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