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Suicide Mortality Review Team

In March 2020, in an effort to reduce suicide rates among Arizonans, Governor Ducey signed into law a measure, known as Jake’s law, to improve access to mental healthcare in Arizona, especially for youth and the uninsured. The law was named for 15-year-old Jake Machovsky who died by suicide in 2016 after his insurance company denied a request for mental health treatment. One aspect of the new law resulted in the creation of a Suicide Mortality Review Team.

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Success Stories September 2022

Read the real stories of how the Be Connected Support Line team has helped Arizona veterans thrive.

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Consumer Participation on Scientific Review Panels

In March 2020, in an effort to reduce suicide rates among Arizonans, Governor Ducey signed into law a measure, known as Jake’s law, to improve access to mental healthcare in Arizona, especially for youth and the uninsured. The law was named for 15-year-old Jake Machovsky who died by suicide in 2016 after his insurance company denied a request for mental health treatment. One aspect of the new law resulted in the creation of a Suicide Mortality Review Team.

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Upstream Approach to Suicide Prevention

Our upstream approach means we seek to connect with people “upstream” before an issue or problem worsens into a crisis that can lead to suicide. We work to tackle the issues today so that they don’t turn into life-threatening situations that can cause people to think of suicide as an option.

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13 Years of Sharing Arizona’s Innovation

This August marks 13 years since the founding of the Arizona Coalition for Military Families! Continuing in our tradition of showcasing Arizona’s innovation, an Arizona team traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in an Innovations Conference for the Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.

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Community Partnership in Action: Support Service Dogs

September is National Service Dog Month, so we thought it was a perfect time to share this amazing story of how the Be Connected program was able to make a community connection that benefitted veterans and their service dogs.

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Success Stories August 2022

Read the real stories of how the Be Connected Support Line team has helped Arizona veterans thrive.

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Partner Spotlight: Operation Enduring Gratitude

Operation Enduring Gratitude (OEG) is a Be Connected Partner that helps veterans with mobility challenges who have difficulty entering and exiting their homes.

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The Arizona Coalition for Military Families at 10 Years

On August 19, 2009, the Arizona Coalition for Military Families (ACMF) was launched to build support for all who serve. Ten years later, in 2019, ACMF celebrated the milestone of being recognized as the longest-serving statewide veteran collective impact initiative in the country.

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Veteran Receives New A/C Unit

Rosemarie and Richard St. Michael have been living with a run down air conditioning unit for more than a decade. “We have been here for …

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July 2022 Arizona Veteran Success Stories

The Be Connected support line, 866-4AZ-VETS (866-429-8387) is available for any Arizona service member, Guard and Reserve members, veterans, their families and caregivers. This is a statewide …

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Learn More About Be Connected Career Navigation

Be Connected Career Navigation is a no-cost career coaching and employment matching service exclusively available to all transitioning military members (Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve) as well as veterans, their spouses, and family members.

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Practice Self-Care to Be a Better Caregiver

To be the best caregiver you can be, you have a responsibility to also take care of yourself. Practice self-care.

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West Valley Veteran Success Center adds Veteran Benefits Counselor

Learn More A Veteran Benefits Counselor (VBC) will be available two days a week at the West Valley Veteran Success Center, 12425 W. Bell Road, Suite …

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Semiconductor Technician Training

Learn More Just announced: The Arizona Coalition for Military Families, Be Connected, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services and Maricopa County Community Colleges are offering …

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Join the Be Connected Community Corps!

Be Connected Community Corps, or BCCC (“B Triple C”) is an initiative that connects volunteer helpers in the community to new and ongoing service opportunities …

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Turn Your Passion Into a Paycheck

We have two new open full-time positions available in Arizona. These positions are hybrid roles with a combination of working from home and in-person meetings. …

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Replay the 2022 Statewide Symposium

In case you missed the event or were interested in viewing all of the presentations, we have that covered. Each of the sessions was recorded and is now posted in the Virtual Conference Center at ACMFEventCenter.org.

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Partner Highlight: AHCCCS

We are very proud to highlight the partnership between the Be Connected program and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). AHCCCS is Arizona’s largest insurer and covers more than 2.3 million people across the state.

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Checking In About Recent Events

Please check in on your military-connected employees and community members during this time of uncertainty related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The military-connected community …

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Work With Us!

Looking for a Rewarding Career? Come Work With Us February 27, 2022 The Arizona Coalition for Military Families is hiring. We have open positions across the …

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ACMF Annual Statewide Symposium
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Symposium: Registration is Open

Date: April 20 & 21, 2022 Time: Programming from 8 AM – Noon, Virtual Networking from Noon – 12:30 PM (Arizona/Pacific Time) Place: ACMF Virtual …

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CDC Warrior Built

Connecting on a National Stage CDC Foundation Warrior Built The Arizona Coalition for Military Families was invited to participate in a national initiative hosted by …

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Testimony Before the U.S. Senate, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Statement of the Arizona Coalition for Military Families Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs U.S. Senate | Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Hearing on …

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Door-to-Door Transportation, Assistance for Veterans

More than a quarter of Arizona veterans and their families live in rural communities. Be Connected is partnering around the state to strengthen access to …

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Be Connected Provides COVID-19 Relief

COVID-19 swept through our country with a vengeance, taking the lives and stealing the livelihoods of many Arizonans. To help ease some of the burden …

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Career Navigation Plus

October 2021 Creating opportunities and providing specialized support to women veterans and minority veterans is the goal of our new program called Be Connected Career …

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Support Before, During and After Deployment

October 2021 October 26 is National Day of the Deployed – our opportunity to honor the men and women deployed in service to our great …

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Arizona Veteran Success Stories

October 2021 The Be Connected Support Line, 866-4AZ-VETS (866-429-8387) is available for any Arizona service member, Guard and Reserve members, veterans, their families and caregivers. This is …

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Underserved Areas in Northern Arizona Receive Support Through Bob Woodruff Foundation

Many of us take for granted that when we go to the faucet in the kitchen, there will be clean, cool, safe drinking water. For …

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