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Different Factors Affect Health for Military Couples

Research led by a University of Georgia (UGA) scientist reveals that enhancing community connections for service members and their civilian spouses may be an important tool in supporting their mental and physical health. The study found that both connections to others within the military and to the broader military culture had a positive impact on the mental health of service members and their civilian spouses. This positive impact related to their overall physical health, having potentially big implications for service member and family readiness.

NIFA provided support for this research through the 4-H Military Partnership.

Read the article at UGA Today.

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