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We tell stories about healthcare and behavioral health, veteran culture, and trauma-informed care. Our guest experts engage with policy issues around public programs and public benefits with an eye toward enhancing health security, economic security, and access to care.

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Title: Learn from a pro: How be an effective advocate

Learn from a pro: How be an effective advocate

August 21st, 2020

The VA doesn't just provide healthcare - it's also involved in medical research. The Westside Institute for Science and Education (WISE) at Jesse Brown… Go to Episode

Bringing a megaphone to women's military service

August 21st, 2020

Women are one of the fastest growing groups of veterans, but they frequently report that they feel invisible as veterans. Abbie Holland Schmit of the… Go to Episode

What is peer support, and how does it work?

August 21st, 2020

Having a connection with someone who shares the lived experience you've had can make a difference in transitions. Alberto Lopez tells us how that works.… Go to Episode

A new network helps Illinois veterans navigate legal system

August 21st, 2020

Besides dealing with all the same social and legal issues as civilians, such as housing or divorce, veterans can face needs for upgraded discharge status… Go to Episode