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    Military, Veterans, Military Families

  1. The Rural Telemental Health (RTMH) Program in Oregon

    Since 2009, the Rural Telemental Health (RTMH) program has been improving access to mental healthcare for rural veterans in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The RTMH program, stationed at the Portland VA Medical Center, was started with funding from the VHA Office of Rural Health. Instead of needing to drive long distances to...
  2. Hispanic Veterans and Smoking Cessation

    The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) serves a Veteran population that is increasingly racially and ethnically diverse.  Equitable access to high-quality care for all Veterans is a major tenet of the VA healthcare mission.  The Office of Health Equity (OHE) champions the elimination of health disparities and achieving health equity for...
  3. Tips for Survivors of a Pandemic: Managing Stress

    This tip sheet describes common reactions after pandemics and other disasters and suggests ways to cope. It also covers financial stress and signs of the urgent need for mental health assistance and lists sources of help and support. A pandemic is an epidemic of disease that often spreads quickly across...
  4. Coronavirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks Response Resources

    These fact sheets provide information and recommendations for healthcare personnel, families, leaders, and businesses to address the psychological and behavioral health impacts of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and...
  5. Be Connected Arizona, Intervention on Veteran Suicide Prevention In The US

    This sheds light on the pervasiveness of suicide among veterans in the United States and the need for initiatives similar to a statewide community-based program in Arizona that has led the way in addressing this crisis. While federal, state, and local governments are all expected to align suicide prevention efforts,...
  6. Strategies for Addressing Substance Abuse in Veteran Populations

    CADCA has launched an Online Toolkit for addressing substance use and misuse in veteran populations. CADCA selected five coalitions who graduated from the National Coalition Academy to implement substance use prevention projects focused on veterans in their communities. The online toolkit is based on the experiences and findings of the five...
  7. Trauma and Resilience Center on PTSD: Breaking New Ground with Veterans

    The UTHealth Trauma and Resilience Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) offers a team-based, integrated approach to the behavioral health needs of veterans and their families. At the Trauma and Resilience Center, the multi-disciplinary concept expands choices provided to veterans as well as their spouses and...
  8. Pathways to Retention in HIV Care Among U.S. Veterans

    Retaining HIV patients in clinical care is a critical component of the HIV care continuum, impacting not only patients’ virologic suppression, but their overall health and wellbeing. Understanding reasons for patient drop-out is therefore important to improve HIV outcomes and reduce transmission. This study used qualitative in-depth interviews with patients...
  9. Making Connections: Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Men and Boys

    Making Connections for Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Men and Boys is a national initiative to transform community conditions that influence mental wellbeing. Populations of focus include men and boys of color, veterans, military members, and their families. Sixteen coalitions in rural, urban, and suburban locations across the U.S. are...
  10. Alternative Treatments for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Many groups are exploring and examining possible alternative treatment methods to help military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  These methods include mind-body therapy, acupuncture, yoga and complementary alternative treatments, and meditation. Population of focus: veterans Links to resource: Read the article Mind–Body Therapy for Military Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review...