The M-SPAN programs at the University of Michigan are part of the Welcome Back Veterans national initiative, a collaboration between Major League Baseball and the McCormick Foundation.  Welcome Back Veterans is committed to creating a national network of university-based medical Centers of Excellence to address the mental health needs of our veterans and their families. M-SPAN programs are dedicated to military mental health and include innovative approaches to outreach, overcoming stigma, and the design and delivery of programs for military families. We are honored to do this work in partnership with the Michigan Army National Guard, and to develop and implement programs to meet the needs of our citizen soldiers and their families.