About CVEB

Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB)

The Veterans Experience Office of the VA has an initiative to create
Community Veteran Engagement Boards (CVEB) across the country.






About CVEB

Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB)

The Veterans Experience Office of the VA has an initiative to create
Community Veteran Engagement Boards (CVEB) across the country.






What Does a CVEB Do?

The Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) model enables Veterans, Servicemembers, Military Families, Veteran advocates, community service providers, and stakeholders to have a collective voice in identifying their community goals and work to resolve gaps in service at the local level to improve service delivery for Veterans, Military Families, Caregivers, and Survivors. VA leaders are committed to actively engage in community-based efforts that maximize the collective impact of local services, stakeholders, and federal/state/municipal agencies working collectively to improve Veteran outcomes where they live, work, and raise their families.

CVEBs play a key role by looking generically at veterans and what their holistic needs may be, as well as who provides support to veterans and how veterans are connected to those services.






The History of VHC

The VHC began in 2013 as part of a grant mission to unite veteran organizations.
It has successfully built a well-organized and dedicated coalition coordinating communication amongst organizations and individuals
serving veterans and their families. In June 2018, the VHC aligned with the Veterans Experience Office to become an CVEB.

It is important to us that we remain an independent coalition run by our members,
while aligning with the VA’s initiatives and working cooperatively with them in serving the veteran community.







The Role of a CVEB

CVEBs play a key role by looking generically at veterans and what their holistic needs may be,
as well as who provides support to veterans and how veterans are connected to those services.


Communicate with outreach programs and understand their goals

Participate in local events

Be a known partner within the community

Host events, training, town-halls, and seminars

Meet with leaders and influencers in the local community

Promote/support VA services/events/programs

Identify/develop mechanisms to reach veterans
(different demographics may prefer different mechanisms,such as social media, hardcopy newsletters, flyers at local VA clinics,
email distribution lists through VSOs, etc.)so that the full range of veterans in the local community can be reached.




CVEB Model and Values

  • Open to all Veterans, Service members, their families, stakeholders, resources, advocates and existing community engagements/efforts
  • Establish a collaborative network within the community and provide the opportunity to connect with other Veteran-Friendly Communities
  • Conduct public forums to provide open lines of communication and opportunities to collaborate
  • Public forums will be held in geographically diverse locations to encourage broad participation
  • Focused on local issues identified by the community
  • Guided by a community veterans engagement board that understand the issues and is actively engaged in them
  • Locally-led by communities to reflect their unique characteristics and populations
  • Allow for customization to meet local needs
  • Connecting and leveraging local resources and capabilities to maximize impact and improve Veteran outcomes
  • VA provides an integrated presence with representation from all three administrations

Contact VHC Today

If you have any questions regarding the CVEB or would like to join the VHC CVEB committee, please contact us!