Government and Private Industry Executives Convene to Consider Optimal Support for Veterans in this Crucial Period
The HJF Leadership Forum, hosted by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF), convened more than 80 leaders from federal government, academia and private industry to discuss the challenges service members face as they transition from active duty to veteran status. HJF periodically hosts such leadership convenings to foster discussion and action plans among public and private organizations on a variety of topics, in the interest of advancing military medicine for service members and civilians alike.
Invited speakers at the HJF Leadership Forum included:
The Honorable Terri Tanielian
Special Assistant to the President on Veterans Affairs
The White House
The Honorable Donald M. Remy
Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Daniel F. Perkins
Professor of Family and Youth Resiliency and Policy
Principal Scientist, Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness
Dr. Dawn Vogt
Research Health Scientist & Professor of Psychiatry
Drs. Perkins and Vogt were lead researchers of The Veterans Metrics Initiative (TVMI), a five-year longitudinal observational study led by HJF that explored programs veterans accessed during their transitions and how those correlated with long-term wellbeing.
Invited guests included leaders from the U.S. Departments of Defense and Labor, as well as executives from private industry and foundations such as Humana Military, Kaiser Permanente, Johnson & Johnson, Walmart, Lockheed Martin, Leonardo DRS and Wounded Warrior Project.
With the mission to advance military medicine, HJF, a Congressionally-authorized nonprofit research partner to military medical researchers, is well positioned to span the gap between federal agencies and private industry to encourage information sharing and collaboration among varied stakeholders. The semi-annual HJF Leadership Forum series encourages coalition-building on topics vital to the health and medical readiness of the U.S. military.