WASHINGTON, March 6, 2019 (Newswire.com) - America’s Warrior Partnership announced its endorsement of the executive order signed by President Donald Trump yesterday to establish the Veteran Wellness, Empowerment, and Suicide Prevention Task Force. The task force will develop a roadmap to help veterans achieve an improved quality of life and strengthen research projects to prevent suicide among veterans.
“Since our inception, America’s Warrior Partnership has advocated for a holistic approach to empowering our communities with the resources they need to effectively serve all veterans, and President Trump’s order is a promising step forward,” said Jim Lorraine, president and CEO of America’s Warrior Partnership. “The task force’s focus on research and community collaboration will greatly amplify the work of groups across the country, including Operation Deep Dive, a suicide prevention study we are currently conducting with the University of Alabama and the Bristol Myers-Squibb Foundation.”
The task force’s roadmap will include strategic policies and resource allocations to drive more effective coordination of available services to veterans. Proposals will guide new research collaborations to identify the factors that contribute to veteran suicide, as well as issue grants to support local communities in implementing new service programs.
“The task force’s goals align with the best practices outlined in our Community Integration Playbook. Our approach has impacted nearly 47,000 veterans across our affiliate communities since 2014, so we are very encouraged by the potential this roadmap has to amplify that benefit for veterans across the country. We are excited to join the rest of the veteran-serving community in support of this initiative,” said Lorraine.
For more information on America’s Warrior Partnership, visit www.AmericasWarriorPartnership.org.
About America’s Warrior Partnership
America’s Warrior Partnership is committed to empowering communities to empower veterans. We fill the gaps that exist between current veteran service organizations by helping nonprofits connect with the veterans, military members and families in need: bolstering their efficacy, improving their results and empowering their initiatives. America’s Warrior Partnership is a force multiplier for warrior community integration that enhances communities where great Americans choose to live and contribute. For more information on the organization and how to get involved, visit www.AmericasWarriorPartnership.org.
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Source: America's Warrior Partnership