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Overview of Joining Forces–UB

Joining Forces–UB is a collaboration between the UB Schools of Social Work and Nursing and is focused on training nursing and social work students interested in working with veterans and military families.

  • The project is aimed at training students in UB's MSW (Master of Social Work) and DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) programs and health care providers serving veterans and military families in our region.
  • The project is aligned with the national Joining Forces initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden in 2010.
  • Joining Forces–UB is currently funded by the UB Provost's 3E Fund.
  • The project draws on the strengths of both the School of Social Work and the School of Nursing, both of which have outstanding national reputations.  
  • Meet the Principal Investigators and staff involved with the project.

Listen to our Radio Interview

In the summer of 2014, we had the opportunity to talk with Vantage Point radio. See our News and Events page to listen to the interview.

Did you know?

Vet population Map of USA
  • There are about 22.2 million living Veterans in the US.
  • New York is home to approximately 900,000 Veterans.
Picture of New York State by county
  • The 5 counties of Western New York are home to over 112,000 Veterans.

Source:  Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the Actuary, Veteran Population Projection Model (VetPop), 2011: