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Blue Star Families, Association of Defense Communities Team up With Booz Allen to Improve Military Families' Quality of Life

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Frequent relocations and deployments can make it difficult for military families to establish trusted networks in their communities—and social isolation is a challenge faced by too many American military families.

Blue Star Families Study Reveals Impact of Military Spouse Employment Challenges

Analysis estimates social cost of unemployment and underemployment at $710 million to $1.07 billion
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WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Blue Star Families has announced the results of a study putting a societal price tag on the pocketbook issues facing many military families – unemployment and underemployment of military spouses. Synthesizing research from a series of seminal studies on U.S. military families, the Social Cost Analysis of the Unemployment and Underemployment of Military Spouses found that adverse employment conditions among military spouses cost society approximately $710 million to $1.07 billion per year.

Blue Star Families and United Health Foundation Launch Initiative to Train and Support Military Caregivers

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  • United Health Foundation donates $750,000 to fund The Blue Star Cares: Military Caregiver Online Interactive Program, which will leverage avatar technology to train and support military caregivers
     
  • Capitol Hill forum brings together experts to discuss caregiver challenges, policies, research and opportunities to enhance pilot program development

Blue Star Families and United Health Foundation announced a new initiative to train and support military caregivers.

Booz Allen Employees Volunteer Alongside Service Members In Support Of Military Families

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November 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- In support of Military Families Appreciation Month this November, Booz Allen Hamilton has worked with our nonprofit partners to lend a hand in performing community service activities that strengthen and support military families.

Blue Star Families Hosts Books on Bases Event for 500 U.S. Military Families in Colorado

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Fort Carson, November 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - On November 10th, Five hundred U.S. military children and their parents stationed throughout the Colorado Springs area, participated in a Blue Star Families’ Books on Bases program, coordinated with support from Disney and its media network ESPN. During the event, including a surprise guest appearance, Blue Star Families and Disney VoluntEARS engaged military children and their families in art activities, including: making pirate swords, crowns and bookmarks.

Acclaimed Disney Junior Series ‘Doc McStuffins’ Brings Over 25 Local Women Doctors and Artemis Medical Society Founding Members to Health-Focused ‘Doc Mobile’ Tour for Kids and Families at Yards Park in Washington, D.C.

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Disney Junior is bringing the role-modeling messages of its acclaimed animated series “Doc McStuffins” to The Yards Park on Tuesday, September 17 in the form of The Doc Mobile, a free event that invites kids age 2-7 to perform a "check-up" on their own toys plus participate in other activities and health and wellness lessons including nutrition and physical development.

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