The New Jersey Department of Health today announced $5.5 million in grants to implement programs and innovations that will improve healthcare for veterans and their families throughout New Jersey.

Studies show that veterans experience health issues after time in the military, with one in five homeless Americans being veterans and nearly 60 percent of homeless veterans being minorities.

14 agencies are receiving funds, including Zufall Health Center and Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. These funds will be used for a variety of services, including hiring wellness coaches, improving health awareness, and linking veterans to employment opportunities.

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Source: New Jersey Department of Health

Christie Administration Announces $5.5 Million to Improve Health Care For Veterans