November 18, 2015

Western Pennsylvania foundations to help veterans utilize skills

Source: The Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Journalist: Mike Wereschagin

Department of Veterans Affairs facilities in Southwestern Pennsylvania score better than the national average on a host of measurements, but “scar tissue” remains between the agency, local nonprofits and veterans, according to a report released Wednesday. 

VA facilities in Allegheny and surrounding counties spend more per veteran on health care, make fewer people wait longer than 30 days for a doctor's appointment and contribute to a lower veteran homelessness rate than the national average, according to the report commissioned by the Heinz Endowments and conducted by the Center for a New American Security. 

“There's a lot of social connective tissue, but there's also a lot of distrust,” said Phillip Carter, one of the report's authors and a senior fellow at the Washington-based nonprofit center.

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  • Phillip Carter

    Former Senior Fellow and Director, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Phillip Carter was the former Senior Fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security. His research focused on issu...