There are many unique populations in businesses. This includes persons with disabilities and Veterans. They may bring many unique perspectives to your business and work. We can learn how to be resilient from Veterans and Persons with Disabilities. We can also help persons with disabilities and Veterans be healthier and happier via employment. With this talk, you will learn these unique populations, positive psychology, and employment as public health interventions.
This topic is presented by Emre Umucu, Ph.D, a partner in the V³ Lab. The V³ Lab, a lab dedicated to improving veteran well-being, recently received funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to improve health care access and services for veterans and caregivers living in rural areas. This work is an excellent example of how MSU collaborates with our community partners such as the Michigan Center for Rural Health, Battle Creek VA Medical Center and the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. This project was highlighted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who said, “Our service members put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms, and we must ensure they have the support they need when they come home. It is vitally important that we support all of our veterans, especially our underserved veteran populations. This includes making sure they have access to quality, affordable health care and mental health services throughout Michigan.”
Come join us to learn what you can do, as an employer and/or colleague, to improve well-being for veterans and unique populations that work in your organization.