This week finds me in Baltimore, where I’ll be attending the 2006 NASHIA Conference. Some of the highlights will include a discussion on what the DVBIC plans to do with all the veterans returning from Iraq. Currently, veterans enjoy an extremely high level of care during their active duty and find themselves in less than desirable circumstances once they are relegated to the VA system.
If you’re a social worker or case manager, I encourage you to add your NASHIA rep to your list of important contacts. When the going gets tough, the NASHIA person may know of options you haven’t tried, or they may simply be able to clarify the outlook for you. It’s important for a NASHIA rep to know what kinds of problems face their state also.