Military Veterans

Policy and Professional Practice to Enhance the Health and Well-being of Military Veterans in the Pacific Rim

International Gathering Focuses on Supporting Military Veterans and Families
By Eric Lindberg and Catalina Vazquez

Despite the many cultural and societal differences among nations of the Pacific Rim, they share at least one major commonality: the pressing need to support and enhance the health and well-being of military veterans and their families.

During a two-day symposium hosted by the University of Southern California (USC), leaders from universities throughout the region focused on strategies to improve policies and practices affecting men and women who served in the armed forces, particularly regarding health, housing, education and employment.

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USC Provost Quick welcomes Symposium guests

“A lot of great discussion will emerge from this to help nations understand the necessity of their commitment to veterans and military personnel and the stressors in their lives as they transition to civilian life during a really troubled time across the globe,” USC Provost Michael Quick said during his introductory remarks. “It couldn’t be more timely that you are here having these discussions.”