How Policy Works

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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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Learn from a pro: How be an effective advocate

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 VA is one of 77 VA-affiliated nonprofits that have formed an association to advance their shared research interests. WISE's executive director, Kevin Hull, shares some of what has made the group effective.