Thursday, January 6, 2011

Project Hand-Over-Hand



Save The Date: April 6, 2011

Project Hand-Over-Hand

A networking conference to support veterans’ reintegration, scheduled for


Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin

FEATURED SPEAKER:  Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia Rasmussen, RN, MSN, CANP, CLL

A Mental Health Nurse in the Army Reserve for 20 years, currently in her 6th year of active duty to support the Global War on Terrorism.


More than 28,000 military veterans—eight percent of the region’s population—reside in Northeastern Wisconsin. While these veterans come out of various branches of service and different eras, all the men and women share some common experiences from their years in uniform. At the same time, they may also share certain readjustment challenges in civilian society. This conference will address some of these challenges as they relate to:

  • Physical and mental health issues
  • Education and career direction
  • Employment
  • Social reintegration


This one-day conference, Project Hand-Over-Hand, offers regional businesses, colleges, service agencies, community leaders, public health, and private health care providers, information and resources to support military veterans as they adjust to civilian life. Veterans will learn about educational and career opportunities, and where to find and use available health care resources for supporting their transition to the civilian world.


· Veterans and their families

· Business owners and human resource managers

· Private health care providers

· Public health and social services

· Educators at all levels

· Community leaders and administrators

· Community members


There is no cost to military veterans and their families. Other attendees will be charged a modest fee to cover their breakfast and lunch on April 6, 2011.

Mark your calendar now! You will be receiving further information about registration, agenda, etc. in the coming months.

Please direct any questions to Ms. Bobbie Kolehouse at bkolehouse@nahec-wi.org

Project Hand Over Hand is a presentation of Northern Highland Area Health Education Center, affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.

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