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WASHINGTON, DC—Nearly 1.5 million servicemembers have left active duty and become eligible for VA healthcare since the start of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON, DC—When Army Maj Jeff Hall needed help after his deployments to Iraq he did not want to be coddled. That is why he believes that a PTSD program offered through DCoE’s Deployment Health Clinic (DHCC) was effective in helping him.
WASHINGTON, DC—While both DoD and VA have made strides in combating the rising numbers of veterans and active-duty servicemembers committing suicide, the number of suicides in both cohorts remains high.
WASHINGTON, DC—Not every servicemember returning from theater with PTSD symptoms is ready to embrace treatment. The DCoE’s Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC) addresses this issue with programs that it hopes will meet the needs of a wide range of patients.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program, also known as CAP, which began in 1990 as the Defense Department’s centralized program to provide assistive technology solutions for employees with disabilities.
WASHINGTON, DC—The Department of Defense announced the selection of new contractors for the Tricare Third Generation (T-3) Managed Care Support Services Contracts. more...
Richard Petty, the NASCAR legend and safe driving advocate, is the spokesman for the Department of Veterans Administration (VA) “Home Safe, Drive Safe, Stay Safe” program. more...
Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense Collaboration for Transitioning Health Care
The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs are united in a common mission to facilitate health care coordination, streamline benefits application processes, eliminate duplicative requirements, and correct other business practices that complicate the transition of Service members from active duty to veteran status. Emphasis on these programs has increased as Service members returning from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) are being provided care for the physical and psychological injuries they have sustained. DoD and VA are committed to continually provide high quality continuum of care for each individual as their transition from combat to the next phases of their lives occurs. This article will explain three DoD-VA programs to inform our warriors about care and benefits from federal and state agencies and to assist them in accessing what they so richly deserve.
As joint initiatives develop between the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA), the methods by which information is shared and exchanged are a critical component.
WASHINGTON—The President asked for $47.4 billion to meet the Department of Defense’s health care needs for FY 2010. A top DoD ofﬁcial told a subcommittee last month that the budget request fully funds the agency’s health care programs. “All of the requirements of both the service medical departments and the Tricare Management Activity were funded by the Secretary. We do not anticipate any additional requirements at this time,” Allen Middleton, acting principal deputy assistant secretary defense for Health Affairs, told the House Armed Services Committee’s Military Personnel Subcommittee.
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