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"Summer Mailbag: Ask the White House Your Questions" | The White House | 08/11/14

"Summer Mailbag: Ask the White House Your Questions" | The White House | 08/11/14 | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
In the spirit of making the White House more open and accessible, we're bringing back the Summer Mailbag edition of West Wing Week, where people across the country can ask the White House questions on social media. Ask your questions on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, or Google+ using the hashtag #AskTheWH, and watch West Wing Week to find out if yours gets answered.
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#AskTheWH - Here in Frontier/Rural America, we want to know how our Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) can be included in the implementation of the new Veterans Access to Care Act? CAHs are the only facilities in Frontier/Rural America that are open 24/7/365 with the ability to offer a full array of primary care services to our Veterans.  They can also offer "swing bed services" for early return home after major surgeries at the large VA Medical Centers. In addition, PTSD Clinics for support and emergency treatment could be based at these facilities.......

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"Report: White House considers Cleveland Clinic exec for VA head" | Vox Conversations | 06/04/14

"Report: White House considers Cleveland Clinic exec for VA head" | Vox Conversations | 06/04/14 | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
The Obama administration is considering nominating Cleveland Clinic executive Toby Cosgrove to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday.
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....this is the kind of leader that the VA needs to turn it around.  A former Vet who leads one of America's leading private health care systems!

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"Into the unknown" | Albuquerque Journal | 05/18/14

"Into the unknown" | Albuquerque Journal | 05/18/14 | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
As military downsizes, more servicemen and -women face challenges translating their skills to civilian jobs
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....here at the Frontier Medicine Better Health Partnership, we are working on a "Troops To Healthcare Careers Initiative"!

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"VIDEOS: Solar Roadways - A Real Solutions" | solarroadways.com | 04/13/14

"VIDEOS: Solar Roadways - A Real Solutions" | solarroadways.com | 04/13/14 | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
Introduction to the Solar Roadways
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....to learn more about this concept, just take a look at these videos and browse around their website.

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"Health issues rife among post-9/11 vets" | Fort Wayne Journal Gazette | 04/06/14

"Health issues rife among post-9/11 vets" | Fort Wayne Journal Gazette |  04/06/14 | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
Health issues rife among post-9/11 vets Fort Wayne Journal Gazette The long conflicts, which have required many troops to deploy multiple times and operate under an almost constant threat of attack, have exacted a far more widespread emotional toll...
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"The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic" | L. A. Times-Business | 01/20/14

"The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic" | L. A. Times-Business | 01/20/14 | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
Aaron Carroll today offers a graphic depiction of the toll of the anti- vaccination movement. (H/t: Kevin Drum .) It comes from a Council on Foreign Relations interactive map of "vaccine-preventable outbreaks" worldwide 2008-2014.
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...how do parents continue to put their kids at risk behind this stupidity??


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"6 Things That May Move Public Perception Of Obamacare" | Kaiser Health News | 01/02/14

"6 Things That May Move Public Perception Of Obamacare" | Kaiser Health News | 01/02/14 | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
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.....2015 will be a watershed year for ACA Law.  Most of the States that held out on expanding Medicaid should come on board in after the 2014 Midterm Elections.

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"Congresswoman Duckworth’s Amendment Incorporating Key Provisions of the Troop Talent Act Passes the Armed Services Committee" | eNews Park Forest, IL

"Congresswoman Duckworth’s Amendment Incorporating Key Provisions of the Troop Talent Act Passes the Armed Services Committee" | eNews Park Forest, IL | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
Congresswoman Duckworth's Amendment Incorporating Key Provisions of the ...
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"Congresswoman Duckworth’s Amendment Incorporating Key Provisions of the Troop Talent Act Passes the Armed Services Committee" | eNews Park Forest, IL

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Institute for Veterans Education and Training (Ivet) Offers 1st Comprehensive ... - SBWire (press release)

Institute for Veterans Education and Training (Ivet) Offers 1st Comprehensive ... - SBWire (press release) | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
Institute for Veterans Education and Training (Ivet) Offers 1st Comprehensive ...
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Hampton, VA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/09/2013 -- For new veterans aged 18-24, the unemployment rate averaged 17.9 percent in April 2013, more than 3 percentage points higher than the average among non-veterans aged 18-24. To help address this continuing unemployment problem among veterans, the Institute for Veterans Education and Training (IVET) has launched one of the first comprehensive, state-of-the art career-transition planning seminars for veterans in the nation.

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"Let's join forces to help veterans" | Greenville SC News

"Let's join forces to help veterans" |  Greenville SC News | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
Let's join forces to help veterans Greenville News They're Army medics who can't get jobs as EMTs, welders from the Navy who can't land a manufacturing job, and convoy drivers who can't get hired to drive a semi – all because they didn't have a...
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FMBHP submitted its "Troops To Healthcare Careers Initiative" to Montana's Governor and two U. S. Senators yesterday. Looks to launch the Initiative over the Summer if the leaders back it.

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"States Answer the First Lady's Call to Put America's Heroes Back to Work" | Imperial Valley News

"States Answer the First Lady's Call to Put America's Heroes Back to Work" | Imperial Valley News | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
States Answer the First Lady's Call to Put America's Heroes Back to Work
Imperial Valley News
... military education and experience.
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I hope all States will step up do their part

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'States Step Up to Help Veterans and Spouses Get Back to Work" | The White House

'States Step Up to Help Veterans and Spouses Get Back to Work" | The White House | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
Sixty percent of veterans who responded to a 2012 survey said they had trouble translating their military skills into civilian job experience, creating a significant barrier to employment.
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Is your State stepping up to the plate??

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"Hero2Hired automates job search tools for transitioning Soldiers" | The Fort Campbell Courier

"Hero2Hired automates job search tools for transitioning Soldiers" | The Fort Campbell Courier | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
Hero2Hired automates job search tools for transitioning Soldiers The Fort Campbell Courier H2H has an array of interactive transition tools, including military-to-civilian skills translation, education and training resources and lists of employers,...
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...more job finding tools for our returning soldiers.

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"Nurse Practitioners could fix the country's health care spending problem" | VOX | 06/04/14

"Nurse Practitioners could fix the country's health care spending problem" | VOX | 06/04/14 | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
Silly protectionist doctors, colds are for nurses
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....this will be one of the focuses in our Troops To Healthcare Careers Component of The Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans in Frontier/Rural America

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"The VA scandal, explained" | Vox Conversations | 05/22/14

"The VA scandal, explained" | Vox Conversations | 05/22/14 | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it

Vox These problems are the root of the VA scandal.

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....The Federal Government needs to utilize its network of  Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Indian Health Service and the Field Training Function of the Military Medical Service to open thousands of VA Rapid Response Field Medical Hospital Units that could relieve  the current pressure on the system while a permanent solution is developed.

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"First Lady Announcing More Than $150 Million For Vets & Families" | Huff Post | 04/30/14

"First Lady Announcing  More Than $150 Million For Vets & Families" | Huff Post | 04/30/14 | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama announced pledges from foundations and corporations totaling more than $160 million Wednesday to help veterans and their families get the services they need as the country adjusts to a postwar footing...
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.....it's high time the American People pay more attention to the returning troops and veterans on their "Last Mile Home"!!

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"Drivable Solar modules: Americans build parking that produces electricity" | WiWo Green | 04/08/14

"Drivable Solar modules: Americans build parking that produces electricity" | WiWo Green | 04/08/14 | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it

That's what will soon become a reality with navigable solar modules: Beginning April, an American couple already his second project before, working toward this goal - a parking lot, paved with solar power plants (see lead picture).

Franklin Delano Williams's insight:

.....I'm keeping an eye on this concept.  It could be a REAL cost saver for my Frontier/Rural Critical Access Hospitals.

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Patricia Ryan Mouser's curator insight, April 14, 2014 1:07 AM

Think this will help to not eat up precious land with the solar power plants.

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"Supporting veterans coming home from war" | MSNBC | 04/05/14

"Supporting veterans coming home from war" | MSNBC | 04/05/14 | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Kayla Williams discuss what more can be done to support veterans on their return home.
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"Gov. Martin O'Malley on Health Care Plan" | CNS Maryland's YouTube Channel 01/10/14

Published on Jan 10, 2014

Gov. Martin O'Malley announces approval of Medicare waiver and a plan for healthcare and wellness reform at a press conference at the Mercy Medical Center. Full story here: http://cnsmaryland.org/2014/01/10/mar...

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.....this needs to go Nationwide.  It could save the CAH's in this new cost system environment!

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"Reverse Brain Damage with Mega-Doses of Oxygen" | BrighterBrains.org | 11/08/13

"Reverse Brain Damage with Mega-Doses of Oxygen"  | BrighterBrains.org | 11/08/13 | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it

By Anouk Lorie, NoCamels.com --- A new study from Tel Aviv University may have found a way to reverse severe brain damage with a relatively simple oxygen therapy.

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This could be great news for our Returning Troops and Veterans!

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"Report Shows Lower Vet Unemployment Rate" | Military.com

"Report Shows Lower Vet Unemployment Rate" | Military.com | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
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Report Shows Lower Vet Unemployment Rate
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vet job fair.
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The Administration's full-out push for Vet Jobs is working! We still have much ,more to do for our re-turning soldiers and veterans.

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"Railroads hire many veterans returning from war" - Salon

"Railroads hire many veterans returning from war" - Salon | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it

Salon.com | "Railroads hire many veterans returning from war" -
As thousands of American soldiers return to the civilian workforce after service in Iraq or Afghanistan, many are finding jobs on the rail lines.

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Salon.com | "Railroads hire many veterans returning from war" -
As thousands of American soldiers return to the civilian workforce after service in Iraq or Afghanistan, many are finding jobs on the rail lines.

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"Military families need your help to find work" | STLtoday.com

"Military families need your help to find work" | STLtoday.com | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
Military families need your help to find work STLtoday.com They're Army medics who can't get jobs as EMTs, welders from the Navy who can't land a manufacturing job, and convoy drivers who can't get hired to drive a semi — all because they didn't...
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FMBHP submitted its "Troops To Healthcare Careers Initiative" to Montana's Governor and two U. S. Senators yesterday.  Looks to launch the Initiative over the Summer if the leaders back it.

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Alabama can help veterans with job licensing issues (opinion from Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden) | AL.com

Alabama can help veterans with job licensing issues (opinion from Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden) | AL.com | Last Mile Home Initiatives for Returning Troops and Veterans | Scoop.it
Alabama can help veterans with job licensing issues (opinion from Michelle ...
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This is the least that any State can do for our returning Troops!

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"KAINE, CHAMBLISS, BAUCUS INTRODUCE TROOP TALENT ACT OF 2013" | PoliticalNews.me (press release)

KAINE CHAMBLISS BAUCUS INTRODUCE TROOP TALENT ACT OF 2013 PoliticalNews.me (press release) The bipartisan bill will help ease the transition of servicemembers from active duty to the civilian workforce by improving the alignment of specialty skills...
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This new legislation will dovetail well with FMBHP's "Troops To Healthcare Careers Initiative" to be announced later this month.

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