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Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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Veterans Information

   News and Highlights

American Indian Veteran Newsletter - September-October 2017

American Indian/Alaska Native Veteran Stand Down Funding Available Through USDOL/VETS

American Indian Veteran Newsletter - March -April - May 2017

My HealthVet Update - 0510/17

Department of Veterans Affairs Update - 04/24/17

My HealtheVet Update - April 26, 2017

Please help spread the work about this new tool via organizational newsletters, emails, presentations and social media.
www.accesstocare.va.gov

SAF Launches New Mobile App

Mesothelioma and Veterans

Advocacy organization dedicated to helping patients diagnosed with asbestos illnesses - Veterans and Mesothelioma

Why Outreach to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Veterans?


In September 2012 the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a comprehensive profile of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) veterans. There are currently more than 154,000 AI/AN veterans. Although Native Americans serve in the U.S. Armed Forces at a higher rate per capita than any other ethnic group, the report, titled "American Indian and Alaska Service-members and Veterans," shows that in several key measures AI/AN veterans are worse off than other veterans. Here is a selection of important stats from the VA's study:

   7.1% - The unemployment rate of AI/AN veterans
   4.9% - The unemployment rate for veterans of all other races
   15.3% - The percentage of AI/AN veterans who do not have health insurance
   6.3% - The percentage of veterans of all other races who do not have health insurance
   36.4% - The percentage of AI/AN veterans who suffer from one or more disability
   26.2% - The percentage of veterans of all other races who suffer from one or more disability
   18.9% - The percentage of AI/AN veterans with a service-connected disability rating
   15.6% - The percentage of veterans of all other races with a service-connected disability rating
   Read the full report here.

 

Cigarette Smoking in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

Find out about OEF/OIF/OND Veterans’ use of VA health care facilities and common diagnoses, including PTSD, by viewing the latest reports for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015:
VA Health Care Utilization by Recent Veterans
VA Facility Use by Recent Veterans with PTSD


 

 


 

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