Military Affairs and Resources
"At Trinity, we are proud of the work we are doing to support and connect our military members and veterans to services through the work of our Military Advisory Committee and our sponsorship's. Supporting and improving the health and well-being of our troops is part of our mission. Having many family and friends who have served our country, I realize the huge impact of their service to each of us and I am forever grateful. "
- Pat Shouse, President Trinity Health Foundation and Vice President Patient & Community Advocacy
UnityPoint Health - Trinity is committed to supporting our military members, families, and veterans through our outreach initiatives. We thank them for their service.
Military Affairs Community Outreach Resources
UnityPoint Health - Trinity is proud of the long-standing tradition and commitment to support our military members and veterans. The Military Affairs Outreach Committee has curated a list of local resources that assist active military members and veterans to transition into civilian life.
Here's how we are helping:
Priority Status at Robert Young Center
Veterans are given priority status and moved to the front of the line at Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health.
Electronic Health Records Connected to Veterans Affairs
Electronic health records at UnityPoint Health are now connected to the Veterans Affairs (VA) through eHealth Exchange. Clinicians can electronically share patient information to improve coordinated care, regardless of location.
Military and Veteran Services Fund
UnityPoint Health – Trinity Health Foundation has established a Military and Veteran Services Fund, which helps provide critical services, education, and outreach to military personnel and veterans in the Quad Cities. The fund also provides extra resources and support to active duty military personnel and veterans who live in our community and seek care through UnityPoint Health – Trinity or the Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health.
You can support our Military and Veteran Services Fund, by contributing through the Trinity Health Foundation.
Military Advisory Committee
The Quad Cities region is home to a rich military history, with the Rock Island Arsenal at the center of the community. As a committed member of the Quad-Cities region, UnityPoint Health – Trinity supports military servicemen and women, and veterans through multiple programs aimed at improving their overall health. Committee members are selected based on their role and accountability to provide expertise on the health care needs of the military community as well as the knowledge of available resources in the community.
"The military committee is extremely valuable in providing a forum where state, community and military agencies meet to discuss the numerous programs available to support our military personnel, their families and the veterans. By bringing these agencies around the table and understanding each agency mission and processes, the committee had identified gaps in providing care to veterans and is now in a position to positively impact veterans' lives.
- Yves Fontaine, Major General (Ret.)
Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB)
The Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) Model enables veteran advocates, service providers, veterans and stakeholders to convene and have a voice in identifying their community goals and work to resolve issues at the local level to improve service delivery for veterans, families, caregivers, and survivors. VA leaders have begun participating more actively in community-based efforts to maximize the collective impact of local services, stakeholders, and federal/state agencies working together to improve veteran outcomes where they live, work, and raise their families. The CVEB Model provides a supportive framework for community leaders to coordinate locally with VA leaders to develop new community veterans engagement boards.
The Military Advisory Committee was awarded the CVEB designation in July 2018, only the second such designation in Iowa, and fourth in Illinois. There are 144 CVEBs nationwide.
Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR)
ESGR is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the reserves. The statement of support recognizes our commitment to support the work of the Guard and Reserve, and the employees that work for UnityPoint Health - Trinity.
TRICARE Insurance Provider
TRICARE is the health care program for uniformed service members, retirees, and their families around the world.
Military Medic to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
The Military Medic to Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Basic option is designed to assist recent veterans and current reservists who have prior military medical training and service experience to qualify for advanced standing credit in a baccalaureate level nursing program.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program and has agreed to make additional funds available for education programs without an additional charge to an individual's GI Bill entitlement.
Learn More about the Yellow Ribbon Program.
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