Type of Publication: ReportDate: 06/11/2012
Employing America’s Veterans: Perspectives from Businesses provides empirical data representing the experiences of 69 companies of varying size, location and industry. In this report, authors Dr. Margaret Harrell and Nancy Berglass discuss to what extent, and for what reasons, employers think it is good business to hire veterans. Additionally, from the experiences of those employers who hesitate or have concerns about hiring veterans, Harrell and Berglass also describe the challenges to veteran employment and make recommendations for policy changes to improve the employment situation of veterans.| more |
Type of Publication: ReportDate: 04/11/2012
Most veterans successfully transition out of uniform and into civilian life. However, some recent veterans face service-related challenges, and there is no government agency, program or mechanism that properly and holistically addresses their wellness. In Well After Service: Veteran Reintegration and American Communities, authors Nancy Berglass and Dr. Margaret C. Harrell begin with a new definition of veteran wellness and provide concrete recommendations for how the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs and community-based and private organizations can work together successfully to reintegrate veterans into civilian society.| more |
Author(s): Dr. Margaret C. HarrellType of Publication: Congressional TestimonyDate: 12/02/2011
On December 2nd, Dr. Margaret C. Harrell, CNAS Senior Fellow and Director of the Joining Forces Initiative, testified before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health. She spoke on the topic of understanding and preventing veteran suicide.
Type of Publication: Policy BriefDate: 10/31/2011
Losing the Battle: The Challenge of Military Suicide, by Dr. Margaret Harrell, CNAS Senior Fellow and Director of the Joining Forces Initiative, and Nancy Berglass, CNAS Non-Resident Senior Fellow, suggests that the health of the all-volunteer force is dependent on our nation’s ability to take care of its service members and veterans.| more |