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As a trusted neutral convener and non-direct service provider, NAVSO partners with organizations across the nation to dive into a specific problem or challenge and promote actionable change across the military community. 

NAVSO strives to transform veteran services to improve the lives of veterans and military families. To achieve those goals, NAVSO uses a human-centered design summit methodology that uncovers meaningful insights concerning barriers and opportunities affecting veteran transitions. Our summit methodologies help our partners drive actionable changes to achieve results.

These convenings bring together veteran serving organizations, businesses, government leaders, academia and funders to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the veteran and military family communities.

Interested in partnering with us to drive change?  Email us: support@navso.org 

  • Veteran Peer Access Network

    Veteran Peer Access Network

    Key Partner: Los Angeles County

    Goal: Develop and Implement a high functioning veteran peer access network across the county so resources are seamlessly working together to drive down homelessness and increase access to mental health resources

    Convening key leaders in LA County together to create a coordinated resource solution across the county

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  • Disrupt Veteran Suicide

    Disrupt Veteran Suicide Report

    Key Partner: Stop Soldier Suicide

    Goal: Reduce veteran suicide to match the national average within 10 years

    On December 6, 2018, sixty thought leaders and stakeholders with a diverse set of perspectives on veteran suicide joined NAVSO and Stop Soldier Suicide (SSS) in Washington, DC. The group had one goal: identify opportunities to stop the alarming trend of veteran suicide.

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  • Service Dog Initiative

    PTS Service Dogs for Veterans Project National Convening

    Key Partner: American Humane

    Goal: Identify ways to reduce barriers and improve access to standardized PTS service dogs for veterans.

    Results: In partnership with American Humane, Operation Service Dog Access (OSDA) was launched in 2017. OSDA created national standards and credentials for veterans and their service dogs. 

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  • Veteran Employment

    Veteran Employment

    Key Partner: SHRM Foundation

    Goal: Explored how to leverage and engage SHRM networks to integrate veterans in the workforce.

    Results: Launched HR Certificate Program for HR professionals who want to demonstrate their commitment to attracting, hiring and retaining veterans in their workplaces

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