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  • 1.  What is the Campaign for Inclusion?

    Posted 10-31-2023 04:17 PM

    Hello Research and Policy Community!


    This week, we wanted to start a discussion around our Campaign for Inclusion that we have been working on since 2020 and continue to work on. 

    A little about the Campaign for Inclusion:

    Campaign for Inclusion (CFI) Mission

    To advocate for the unique community needs of diverse military- and Veteran-connected families in an effort to enhance military readiness and retention. We listen to experiences, share our findings, and partner with others to act and empower change.


    CFI Vision

    To create an environment where diverse military- and Veteran-connected families feel welcome and included in the communities where they live and serve.


    5 Areas of Impact

    1. Leadership

    2. Research

    3. Training

    4. Collaboration

    5. Community Impact

    What you can expect in 2024: The BSF Research Team will be using a comparative case study approach, regional surveys, and focus groups to examine how specific characteristics of each community influences the degree to which diverse military families in each community feel welcomed, connected and supported.

    We will continue to send updates here on the Research and Policy Neighborhood Community about CFI so please keep an eye out for more to come!

    If you are interested in seeing the most recent published results from our Campaign for Inclusion Research Series: Building Bridges to Belonging for Military Families of Color, you can go here

    You can also join the CFI Community here on the Neighborhood.

    For now, we want to know what CFI means to you and your family?


    We look forward to sharing more soon!

    Kit Higgason

  • 2.  RE: What is the Campaign for Inclusion?

    Posted 11-01-2023 10:17 AM

    Good morning, Kit! 

    For me, the Campaign for Inclusion is about making sure the communities that may be overlooked are being represented. Families of color, LGBTQIA+ families, and EFMP families are just a few broad examples that come to mind because people have initial thoughts and even biases toward these communities. For me, the Campaign for Inclusion is important because representation matters. 

    Sally Velez