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dc.contributorVirginia Tech. Institute for Policy and Governanceen
dc.contributorVirginia Tech. Department of English. Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Societyen
dc.contributorVirginia Tech. Veterans Studies Groupen
dc.contributorWeimerskirch, Barbaraen
dc.contributor.authorDunkenberger, Mary Bethen
dc.contributor.authorLo, Suzanneen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-10T03:25:15Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-10T03:25:15Zen
dc.date.copyright2014en
dc.date.issued2014-04en
dc.identifier.citationDunkenberger, M. B., & Lo, S. (2014, April). Understanding and building effective narrative on veteran experiences to compel program and policy action. In H. Nobles (Ed.) Proceedings of the Second Conference on Veterans in Society: Humanizing the Discourse (pp. 106-107). Roanoke, VA: Virginia Tech.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/56361en
dc.description.abstractVirginia has the third highest per capita population of veterans, and the seventh highest in total population. Many of these veterans are faced with wide-ranging and complex health issues, which vary greatly depending on their age, time of service and location of residence. Virginia’s geographic and socio-economic diversity provide for varied and unique characteristics among its general and veteran populations. Those conditions yield a rich research environment, but also a heightened need to translate and disseminate findings to varied populations and individuals. A growing body of veterans’ assessment and clinical research is aimed at improving health services for military service men and woman returning from deployment. Concurrently, military and veterans advocates are calling for improved connections between community health providers and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as, integrated care provision among physical, mental and behavioral health specialists.1 The Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance conducted the 2010 Veterans Needs Assessment which asked the broad questions of “what are the needs and experiences of Virginia veterans, particularly needs and experiences related to veterans’ health and wellbeing” and “how do the needs and experiences of veteran differ based on key characteristics of the veteran”. Subcategories of health and well-being questions included the following topics: physical health, with emphasis on traumatic brain injury, hearing loss, orthopedic conditions, chronic disease, access and utilization, mental and behavioral health, which included PTSD, depression, substance use, family relationships, access and utilization, education and employment measures and life status satisfaction. Characteristic categories for the assessment included stratification by region of residence, era served, branch of service, age, type of service and deployments. In order to obtain representative resultsen
dc.format.extent2 pagesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentationen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.relation.ispartofSecond Conference on Veterans in Society: Humanizing the Discourseen
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dc.subjectVeteran cultureen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.subjectResearch methodologyen
dc.subjectNarrativeen
dc.subjectViSen
dc.subjectVeterans in Societyen
dc.titleUnderstanding and Building Effective Narrative on Veteran Experiences to Compel Program and Policy Actionen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.typeConference proceedingen
dc.rights.holderDunkenberger, Mary Bethen
dc.rights.holderLo, Suzanneen
dc.description.notesThe Second Conference on Veterans in Society: Humanizing the Discourse was held at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, VA from April 27-28, 2014en
dc.description.notesPresented during Panel Session 3A: "How to Tell a Woman’s War Story: Gender, Service, Support, and Storytelling", moderated by Barbara Weimerskirchen
dc.description.notesIncludes conference paper and presentation slides. PowerPoint file contains presenter's notesen
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