Story by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Jackson
HONOLULU - Hawaii launches online resource to care for its military members.
The State of Hawaii, Department of Defense which includes the Office of Veterans Services partnering with the State Department of Health have launched a new web-portal designed to provide veterans, national guard members, active-duty and reservist based in Hawaii with quick access to health care and employment resources. The Network of Care portal can be found at www.hawaii.networkofcare.org. It is an online information portal that will also provide critical information, communication and advocacy tools.
"This is a significant step forward in transforming government in the way it serves our returning veterans and their families,” said Governor Neil Abercrombie. “The people of Hawai’i deeply appreciate the commitment and sacrifices of those who have chosen to serve their country, and that gratitude continues long after they have come home.”
"We have partnered with the Network of Care to establish a state-of-the-art system to reach out to these valiant members of our community, making it easier for them to find services, information and support. What used to be fragmented and sometimes confusing has now been replaced by an easy-to-use central resource that provides access to a variety of support tools, including a remarkable jobs board, directly to our active-duty and retired veterans.”
The Network of Care provides veterans with a comprehensive directory of the service providers statewide The portal contains easy-to-search libraries and vital information about specific disorders, pending legislation and advocacy, as well as daily news articles from around the world concerning veteran benefits, health information and substance abuse.
The portal has many innovative features one of which is the personal folder. The personal folder allows individuals to store their medical information and articles of interest in an easy to access secure online directory. The site’s innovative technology provides near-universal access using adaptive technologies and is available in multiple languages.
“Hawaii’s system is the most comprehensive built to date,” said Bruce Bronzan, Founder and President of Trilogy Integrated Resources. Trilogy, is the leading information provider in the field of social services, now serves 19 states via the Network of Care.