Altarum's Veterans Community Action Teams (VCAT) provides resources for those looking to help Veterans in Michigan and beyond.  Please see our resources below, or contact Max Burke for more information.

Region 4A Assessment

AssessmentIn an effort to ensure that Military Veterans and their families are well supported within Michigan’s Western Region, Altarum Institute is conducting a community assessment of Veterans' experiences accessing services and support in their communities (Michigan Economic Prosperity Region 4A). The assessment includes interviews of service providers and Veteran advocates, and focus groups with Veterans.

The information collected will help inform and facilitate decisions on what actions are needed to ensure Veterans and their families are well supported within the Region. Counties covered by this assessment include Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Newaygo, Oceana, and Osceola. For more information, please contact Max Burke,  

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Tina Award

Tina Richardson, Deputy Director, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency accepted the Abraham Lincoln Pillar of Excellence Award from VA Secretary Robert McDonald on behalf of the Michigan Veterans Community Action Teams (MiVCAT) Project at the National Association of State Directors of the VA mid-winter conference 2016. The award recognized the MiVCAT Project as a national best practice improving the system that serves veterans.






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Elena Bridges

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Max Burke

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