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Collaborative Workshop on Veterans' Health

Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Quick Reference Guide for Working with Military and their Families - Information from the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

Serving Veterans: A Resource Guide - From the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) 

USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families - Draws on the expertise of USC School of Social Work faculty and other government, industry and community partners

Support and Resource Guide for Working with Military Families - From the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families

Army OT Guy - A glimpse into the life of a deployed Army occupational therapist   

National Center for PTSD - An incredible resource for practitioners and professionals

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.76 million veterans each year.

Enhancing Military Competence

    • Center for Deployment Psychology offers learning materials, online training and schedules for live seminars to increase professional competency working with the military.
    • Star Behavioral Health Providers (SBHP) has a training, dissemination and referral system aimed at expanding access to trained behavioral health providers for service members, veterans and their families.

Journal Articles

The Role of Stress Sensitization in Progression of Posttraumatic Distress Following Deployment, Smid, G. et al. (2013). 

Combat Experiences, Pre-Deployment Training, and Outcome of Exposure Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Operation Enduring/Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans, Price, M. et al. (2013). 

Resources for Military Members, Veterans & Families

It is important to note that eligibility for VA health care is dependent upon a number of variables, which may influence the final determination of the services for which a veteran qualifies. These factors include the nature of a veteran's discharge from military service (e.g., honorable, other than honorable, dishonorable), length of service, VA adjudicated disabilities (commonly referred to as service-connected disabilities), income level, and available VA resources. Having served in the military does not, in and of itself, qualify the person for VA benefits.

The following websites are targeted for veterans and their families, but also have resources valuable for health professionals who are providing care for veterans and their families:

Veteran’s Health Care Overview - Variety of resources with web links embedded

University of Colorado - Collection of veteran and military health links

My HealtheVet - Helps you partner with your health care team, providing opportunities and tools to make informed decisions

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs - Information on VA benefits

VA Dental Services - Information on dental benefits available for veterans.

VA Dental Insurance Program - Learn about a comprehensive national VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP) to give enrolled Veterans and CHAMPVA beneficiaries the opportunity to purchase dental insurance through Delta Dental and MetLife at a reduced cost. Participation is voluntary.

Military One Source - A "one-stop shop" for drilling guard/reserve and active duty military personnel and their families

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