Branchburg, NJ -- The Association of New Jersey Chiropractors is proud to be collaborating with Army OneSource, a U.S. Army Community outreach program, and the Army Community Covenant to raise awareness of the unique challenges of Military life on our Service Members and their Families and to address the growing need for accessible health services. Many ANJC members already treat veterans of the armed forces that return from deployment with physical health problems. This program, which launches early in 2011 will first educate ANJC members on the unique challenges that these service members face.
The program entitled “Healing Hands 4 Heroes” invites chiropractors to learn about the stresses and challenges our Service Members and their Families are facing as a result of multiple deployments. Three online Continuing Education Units (CEU) courses entitled “Treating the Invisible Wounds of War” have been developed and are being made available to ANJC Members.
At the ANJC’s Spring Convention on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, the ANJC will officially conduct a Community Covenant Signing with Army OneSource that will officially launch the program.
As part of this ceremony, the ANJC wishes to invite military leaders to join us as our guest for this historic ceremony. If you can make it, you will join with ANJC member doctors, officials, legislators and military Families in helping to launch a statewide commitment by the ANJC to ensure that our returning veterans receive the proper health care they deserve.
The event will incorporate the following:
- General Becky Halstead will be a keynote speaker. General Halstead has been a spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Care, speaking across the country about the urgent need to provide chiropractic healthcare to our veterans.
- ANJC doctors with Family members that are in the military will be asked to participate. If possible, their military Family members will be invited to attend.
- To honor our vets who served ANJC wants Service Members/Family members who are Active Duty/Guard/Reserves or Retired to be present at our event so that we can say “thank you”.
- We will honor those who serve by inviting the military to present the “colors”. We are also reaching out to key legislators who want to participate.
The ceremony is scheduled from 12:30 – 2 p.m. in the Main Ballroom.
About the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors:
The ANJC is one of the largest associations of chiropractors in the nation, with 1800 members throughout the state. The mission of the ANJC is to educate its members in the latest technology and advancements in the profession and to educate the public about the benefits of chiropractic care. ANJC strives to protect and promote its members, patients and the chiropractic profession by uniting essential resources throughout the state.
For more information, please visit ANJC’s public information web site at www.njchiropractors.com
, or call headquarters at (908)722-5678.