State of Maryland Prepares for March 31 Launch of Network of Care for Veterans & Service Members
March 25, 2009
Network of Care
ANNAPOLIS, Md.— A new national model for care for returning veterans is about to be launched in the state of Maryland and California. The Network of Care for Veterans & Service Members, nearly three years in the making, will be launched on Tuesday, March 31 in Maryland. That will be followed by a similar launch in California as part of a two state national model for this service.
The Network of Care (www.networkofcare.org) was a joint venture between the states, their counties, and Trilogy Integrated Resources. This community-based Web portal is a state-of-the-art “virtual community” for returning veterans and their families. It includes all local, state and federal service programs, along with an outstanding knowledgebase of articles and fact sheets. The Network of Care also offers an advanced social networking platform; information on support groups; legislative advocacy; daily nationwide news, and personal health records.
The Network of Care for Veterans & Service Members has been jointly funded by the California Mental Health Directors Association, the Maryland Lieutenant Governor’s Veterans Initiative and Trilogy Integrated Resources. It is completely free to the public.
The Network of Care for Veterans & Service Members was developed in conjunction with the community mental health leadership; veterans’ service officers, and a wide variety of veterans and mental health advocacy groups.