Our program demands we espouse a “lifelong learner” mentality. Below are some great resources to execute the mission essential task of continually developing our operational currency and military cultural competency.
Institute for Veterans and Military Families
The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) develops education and employment-focused programs in collaboration with industry, government, NGOs and the veteran community, to address the primary economic and public policy concerns of our nation’s servicemen and women, and their families.
Military Family Research Institute
The Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University focuses on issues that affect those service members, veterans and their families. Working to shape policies, programs and practices that improve their well-being, they use research to provide invaluable insight to organizations that have the capacity to deliver effective outreach and programming to meet real military family needs.
Elizabeth Dole Foundation
The Foundation’s mission is to uplift American military caregivers by assisting the organizations and agencies that serve caregivers — spouses, parents, and others — responsible for an injured military member.
DCoE for Psych Health and TBI
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) mission is to improve the lives of our nation’s service members, veterans and their families by advancing excellence in psychological health and traumatic brain injury prevention and care.
Defense Veterans Brain Injury Center
The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is the traumatic brain injury (TBI) operational component of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). DVBIC’s mission is to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs, and support for force health protection services.
Deployment Health Clinical Center
The DoD Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC) has been working to improve deployment-related health care. DHCC seeks to transform military health care delivery systems from a disease management model to a more effective and efficient population-based collaborative model of care through health systems research, program implementation support at military treatment facilities (MTFs), and program evaluation services.
After Deployment is an online resource supporting Service Members, their Families, and Veterans, with common post-deployment concerns. The website provides self-care solutions targeting post-traumatic stress, depression, anger, sleep, relationship concerns, and other mental health challenges.
Transitions in military service can be challenging. Service members presented with such a transition challenge while in mental health treatment, may need extra resources. Help is now available through the inTransition Program.
One Mind is dedicated to benefiting all affected by brain illness and injury through fostering fundamental changes that will radically accelerate the development and implementation of improved diagnostics, treatments and cures — while eliminating the stigma that comes with mental illness.
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