The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently completed the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative (VECI) pilot program. VECI was piloted out of concern that many veterans were unaware of the programs and services offered by VA. By working with established community groups, VA was able to expand its outreach and create new ambassadors to reach Veterans and their families at the local level. The pilot was conducted in 25 communities that reach about 30 percent of the veteran population. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog and read the full report online.
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