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Kevin Hull speaking at patient empowerment project How to Advocate for Veterans’ Issues (and Everything Else!) - Kevin Hull likes to say that his nonprofit has a charter mission in advocacy. He runs the West Side Institute for Science and Education (WISE), based at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago. And he’s all about advocacy – doing it, helping others do it, and teaching people how to do it well. He...
Icons of Congress and a lightning bolt zapping an agency-issued rule. Can the Congressional Review Act Be Used for Good? - President Trump has done all he could to turn back and undo much of what a number of his recent predecessors of both parties had put in place. His targets range from the EPA to the ACA. He’s used executive orders, called for legislative actions, and appointed agency heads with views antithetical to an agency’s...

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PROJECTS
Barbed wired fence surrounding concrete grounds How to Help Vets Behind Bars - Building skills for criminal justice workers who provide services to justice-involved veterans Veterans represent more than 7% of the U.S. population; and likewise, of the 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States, 7% are men and women who have served in the military. Data from the Veterans Health Administration data suggests that more than...

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HISTORY
project-idd-housing-99010-unsplash-640-2x Supportive Housing Strategy - A mixed use housing and medical destination for people with intellectual disabilities and seniors Because housing and services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are underfunded and scarce, family members may end up never relinquishing their caregiver roles, even as they age into needing services themselves. Aging parents may remain in housing that no...

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