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Joining Forces Wellness Working Group

Oct 28, 2011
9:00am to 1:00pm ET

The Jefferson Hotel
Washington, DC

On October 28, the Center for a New American Security hosted a Joining Forces working group to inform its research on the "wellness" of service members, veterans and their families. Academics, policymakers, service members, service providers and other stakeholders participated to discuss the meaning and attributes of "wellness." The discussion, led by CNAS Senior Fellow and Director of the Joining Forces Initiative Dr. Margaret Harrell and CNAS Non-Resident Senior Fellow Nancy Berglass, raised new questions about the definition of "wellness" and underscored the need for a greater national understanding of the needs, challenges and opportunities facing those who have borne the burden of ten years of war.