Phoenix Update

America's Warrior Partnership

The Phoenix Community has continued with both outreach for potential interview participants and retrospective data analysis. A partnership involving a data use agreement was recently reached between the University of Alabama and the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office, which will allow the Phoenix Community Research team to access to the last several years of non-natural death data across Maricopa County. …

Charlotte, NC Update

America's Warrior Partnership

Our Charlotte OpDD Community Action Team partnered with the Carolinas Alliance for Veteran Employment (CAVE) on a monthly breakfast for local human resources and talent acquisition folks employed across 20 companies hosted by Goodwill Industries. More than 40 individuals participated in a collaborative conversation about promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace for military and veteran families with a specific focus …

Twin Cities Update

America's Warrior Partnership

With Phase II of Operation Deep Dive underway, we are prepared to conduct interviews with the surviving family members and friends of veterans who have died by suicide or non-natural causes in the Twin Cities area. Previously, interviews were to be conducted 2-6 months following the date of death, but the IRB has since extended this timeframe to 2-12 months …

Upstate, SC Update

America's Warrior Partnership

The Upstate South Carolina Operation Deep Dive team and our community partners have transitioned into Phase II of the study. We are now accepting referrals, conducting sociocultural autopsy interviews, and taking strategic steps to ensure that behavioral health resources for veterans exist in our community. At Upstate Warrior Solution, Ali Casey, Community Lead, and the UWS team are completing informational interviews with local behavioral health partners and therapists to determine who provides services that fit the needs of our local veterans. During the interviews, we successfully discovered licensed therapists in Pickens, Greenville, and Oconee Counties who also served in the military. Our goal …

Las Vegas Update

America's Warrior Partnership

The Las Vegas Mayor’s Challenge team is committed to helping service members transitioning from uniformed service into civilian life.  The challenges facing service members in transition to Veteran status have placed them at a higher risk for suicide.  Reducing these risk factors by addressing the challenges of employment, financial, educational, health care, and social disconnect was a priority for our community partners when organizing our recent Veterans Expo.  The Las Vegas Veteran’s, service members and their families who joined us in October experienced a …