Community Coordination Platform and Veteran Resources Hub to Create First Service of Its Kind Veteran Network in Commonwealth
Brighton Marine, an expanding hub of resources for Veterans, and Unite US, a Veteran owned health & human services software company, have formed a partnership that will help create streamlined and coordinated care for Massachusetts Veterans. The first fully integrated network of its kind in the Greater Boston Area will launch on Veterans Day and is expected to grow to cover the entire Commonwealth and its nearly 370,000 Veterans.
The centralized network connects local Veteran service providers together to coordinate care, track outcomes, improve access, increase collaboration, and enable communities to provide more comprehensive levels of service. Let’s say a Veteran comes to Brighton Marine in need of counseling, a job, financial assistance, and access to health services; Brighton Marine can facilitate referrals to the best providers in each area after a short interview. The end goal – to streamline and simplify the process for the Veteran while tracking that the right help is provided.
“Our partnership with Unite US brings Brighton Marine one step closer to fulfilling a vision of providing easier access to services and benefits for service members, veterans and their families in the Greater Boston Area,” said Michael Dwyer, former CEO of Brighton Marine. “We expect this program to better connect the public, private and non-profit experts in and around Boston to set the stage for future expansion to service providers across the Commonwealth. We believe this program fills a gap for both providers and the military and veteran community..”
“Unite Us is a proud to partner with Brighton Marine, as our missions are aligned to improve the health and well-being of our Military and Veteran community,” said Dan Brillman, CEO of Unite US. “For us, this is an exciting and new opportunity to continue to expand our National footprint of Coordinated Networks into Massachusetts. Brighton Marine has been a leader in supporting Veterans and making a difference in the Commonwealth, and we are thrilled to be part of the solution to put impactful and efficient programs into action. “
About Brighton Marine:
Since 1940, veterans and their families have been receiving services at Brighton Marine. Brighton Marine’s US Family Health Plan is the number one rated quality health plan for active duty families and retired military beneficiaries. Brighton Marine assists homeless veterans to find housing through an endowment fund that provides funding for costs such as security deposits, first and last month’s rent, outstanding utility bills, and moving expenses. Additionally, the organization will soon break ground on more than 100 units of affordable housing for veterans and their families. Lastly, Brighton Marine is heavily invested in the community – providing scholarships for local high school students, partnering with other local veteran-based organizations, helping with Red Cross and Toys for Tots initiatives, and providing funding for streetscape beautification projects in Brighton.
About Unite US:
Unite US is a Veteran owned technology company that builds coordinated care networks of health and human services that support individuals in need by integrating all social determinants of health. The Unite Us platform enables communities to make data driven decisions by digitally inter-connecting health and community providers together to meet every individual’s holistic needs. This transformative approach enables providers and communities to seamlessly work together, track clients through their total health journey, and report tangible outcomes across the full range of services in a cohesive, centralized, and collaborative ecosystem. Unite Us currently powers 30 coordinated networks across 16 states.