Joining Forces

In 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden came together to launch Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative calling all Americans to rally around service members, veterans, and their families and support them through wellness, education, and employment opportunities. Joining Forces works hand in hand with the public and private sector to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives. Boston University Medical Center was one of the original participants in the program.


BUMC/VA Boston Healthcare System Joining Forces Conference 2016

The fifth annual BUMC/VA Boston Health Care System Joining Forces conference took place on Tuesday, November 8. This year’s conference was a resounding success, with approximately 200 BU faculty, staff, students, and community members in attendance. Read more.

A recording of this year’s conference is available here.

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  • Dr. Gary Kaplan, Director of Mental Health, VABHS; Dr. Jonathan Woodson, recipient of the "Soaring Eagle" award; Dr. Karen Antman, Dean of BUSM; Dr. Anna Hohler, Director of the Center for Military and Post Deployment Health

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    USARIEM Color Guard

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    Joining Forces 2016

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    Dr. Michael Charnass, Chief of Staff, VABHS

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    Dr. Anna Hohler, Joining Forces Co-Director and Director, Center for Military and Post Deployment Health

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    Joining Forces Poster Session 2016


BUMC/VA Boston Healthcare System Joining Forces Conference 2015  Read more.

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