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Veterans, Family and Community Engagement

What is a Veteran-Friendly Community?

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.

Two paths have emerged in communities across the country.  In some communities, VA leaders have joined or increased their participation in existing community collaborative groups.  In other communities, the CVEB Model provides a supportive framework for community leaders to coordinate locally with VA leaders to develop new community Veterans engagement boards.  VA is appreciative of those community leaders around the country who have been so active and we look forward to strengthening our collaborations and collective impact to foster the creation of ‘Veteran-friendly Communities.’

Where are Community Veterans Engagement Boards?

Access our interactive map to find out where a community collaborative group or Veterans engagement board exists in your area.

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Locate the VA Veterans Experience Office CVEB point of contact by state.

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Need more information and want to find out more on existing communities or how to adopt the model in your community?  Please email


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