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Veteran Poverty Trends

Categories: Income/Poverty,Veterans

http://www.va.gov/vetdata/docs/SpecialReports/Veteran_Poverty_Trends.pdf

Brief document with charts and maps on the extent of poverty among veterans and how it compares to nonveterans.  From the Department of Veterans Affairs

 

 

Demographic Characteristics of Business Owners and Employees: 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Education,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Veterans

https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/advocacy/Issue_Brief_6_Demographic_Characteristics_2013.pdf

Compares business owner characteristics—age, gender, race, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, education and so forth—to characteristics of employees in the U.S. economy.  From the U. S. Small Business Administration

 

Snapshot of Complaints Received From Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Defense/Military,Veterans

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201504_cfpb_snapshot-of-complaints-received-from-servicemembers-veterans-and-their-families.pdf

Offers data and trends about consumer complaints submitted by servicemembers, veterans, and their families.  More than 17,000 complaints were received during 2014.  Includes special focus on problems involving management of financial accounts.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Fact Sheet: Preventing and Ending Veteran Homelessness

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Veterans

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/04/20/fact-sheet-preventing-and-ending-veteran-homelessness

Describes federal efforts to assist state and local governments in dealing with the problem of homeless veterans.  From the White House

 

Employment Situation of Veterans: 2014

Categories: Defense/Military,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/vet_03182015.pdf

Reports that the unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty since September 2001 declined 1.8% to 7.2% in 2014.   Includes tables on employment status of veterans and nonveterans by state.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Strengthening Collaborations with the DOD and VA: Effectiveness Research on Mind and Body Interventions

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Veterans

https://nccih.nih.gov/about/naccih/military-report

Explores the potential for development of a large-scale initiative to examine the effectiveness of mind-body approaches for pain and symptom management in military and veteran populations.  From the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

 

Health Care for Veterans: Suicide Prevention

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Veterans

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42340.pdf

Describes the Veterans Health Administration three pronged program to prevent suicides: surveillance, risk and protective factors, and interventions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

VA Mental Health Services: Public Report

Categories: Health/Medical,Veterans

http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/docs/Mental_Health_Transparency_Report_11-24-14.pdf

Provides information about the mental health treatment programs offered by the Veterans Department.  Also includes information about the amount and types of mental health services received by veterans and their opinions of the quality of access and care.  From the Veterans Department

 

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