Columbia, MD, June 28, 2016 –IMPACT Marketing & Public Relations rallied every one of its troops to roll out a comprehensive and unprecedented campaign for Veteran Health Services, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) company that will provide mental and behavioral health services to veterans and their families.
The campaign is highlighted by IMPACT’s strategic development of the “Give 5 Drive,” an innovative social media and crowdfunding initiative that is gathering donations of $5 from millions of supporters to assist Veteran Health Services with its planning, launch, and clinical operations, while simultaneously laying the foundation for future locations.
The IMPACT creative team led the charge for Veteran Health Services by handling every aspect of the campaign from website development and design to social media, video production, email marketing, branding, logo creation, and media relations.
Veteran Health Services was founded by Stephen Goldberg, MD, President and CEO. A board certified psychiatrist, business executive, and entrepreneur, Dr. Goldberg’s myriad of experiences with veteran issues – from training in veteran hospitals throughout the U.S., to more than 20 years caring for vets within the state hospital and criminal justice systems, to lessons gleaned from his veteran mentor in business – sparked in him an intrinsic desire to help a population who is both deserving of and in need of specialized services. His experiences in the public and private sectors as well as in local, state and national healthcare systems give him the experience and know how to help Veteran Health Services’ achieve its critical mission.
Watch IMPACT’s “>introductory video for Veteran Health Services.
Veteran Health Services plans to open its first clinic in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. corridor in the first quarter of 2017. All donors will have the opportunity to vote for the next Veteran Health Services location from a list of 5 sites that include Norfolk, VA, Charlotte, NC, San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA and Jacksonville, FL.
“It all starts with treating our veterans like heroes,” said Dr. Goldberg. “They went above and beyond the call of duty without being asked to do so, and we believe their mental and behavioral health care should do the same. Now, the American public has a very real opportunity to make a very real difference with just $5. . . I believe they will.”
About Veteran Health Services, Inc.
Suicide rates for veterans have climbed to record highs in recent years. More than 300,000 individuals who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depression and approximately 20 percent of female veterans have reported PTSD related to military sexual trauma.
The presiding goal of Veteran Health Services is to offer mental and behavioral health, substance abuse, and trauma-related care to veterans and their families, regardless of their level of service connection, ability to pay, or a third party’s concept of “medical necessity.” Care will be provided by clinicians who have at least 80 hours of specialized training in military culture and veteran issues, in addition to their base credentials, and their services will be provided in an environment that is a source of catharsis and pride.
For more information on Veteran Health Services, Inc. visit www.veteranhealthservices.org.
About IMPACT Marketing & Public Relations
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