Service Members and Veterans: Risk Factors and the Continuum of Care – PTSD and Suicide
The Johns Hopkins Military & Veterans Health Institute, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine hosted a one-day conference on May 4, 2015 entitled Service Members and Veterans: Risk Factors and the Continuum of Care – PTSD and Suicide. Thought leaders from the Department of Defense, Veterans Health Administration, and civilian academia provided thoughtful lectures and panel discussions focused on improving the care of service members and veterans with PTSD and those at risk for suicide. Videos of the lectures and panels were captured and can be viewed here.
The Johns Hopkins Individualized Health Initiative (Hopkins inHealth) is a University-wide, collaborative venture that is both visionary and pragmatic. The initiative builds on dramatic advances over recent years in biological research, in new technologies that afford an increasingly detailed view of disease, and in computational and data sciences.
The Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC) was established in September of 2009 with funding from the Department of Defense (DOD). It consists of a network of clinical centers and one data-coordinating center that works together with the DOD to conduct multi-center clinical research studies relevant to the treatment and outcomes of orthopaedic trauma sustained in the military. The overall goal of the Consortium is to produce the evidence needed to establish treatment guidelines for the optimal care of the wounded warrior and ultimately improve the clinical, functional and quality of life outcomes of both service members and civilians who sustain high energy trauma to the extremities.
The Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan (USFHP) is a Department of Defense designated provider of TRICARE Prime health care coverage. The Plan offers comprehensive health benefits to members of the seven uniformed services, including active-duty family members, retirees and their family members, and survivors.
Other Academic Institutions Providing Care to Service Members and Veterans
BraveHeart: Welcome Back Veterans Southeast Initiative
Emory University and the Atlanta Braves have teamed up to offer Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and their family members a variety of expert support resources through BraveHeart: Welcome Back Veterans Southeast Initiative. Our mission is focused on education, outreach, and helping people in the Southeastern United States get help for PTSD.
Home Base Program
The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program is dedicated to healing the Invisible Wounds of War for Service Members, Post-9/11 Veterans and their Families through clinical care, wellness-based programs, community outreach, education and research. Our goal is to work with you to develop an effective treatment plan that meets your individual needs and improves the quality of your life, help you overcome or ease the effects of deployment– or combat–related stress or TBI, and help you successfully return to your family life, job, school, and community.
Road Home Program
You’d think that coming home would be the easy part. But transitioning from military to civilian life is often a challenge. The Road Home Program at the Center for Veterans and Their Families at Rush provides timely and confidential support, counseling and veteran health services to help you and your family understand, heal from and cope with the invisible wounds of war. You aren’t in this alone. Services at the Road Home Program are provided regardless of the ability to pay.
UCLA Operation Mend
UCLA Operation Mend is a groundbreaking program that provides returning military personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan -- and service members wounded in training for battle -- who suffer from severe facial and other medical injuries access to the nation's top plastic and reconstructive surgeons, as well as comprehensive medical and mental-health support for the wounded and their families. It was established in 2007 through a partnership envisioned by Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Board and Executive Committee member Ron A. Katz and his (now deceased) wife Maddie.
UTHSCSA Military Health Institute
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s Military Health Institute was created to improve the health of our nation’s military service members, veterans and their families. The Military Health Institute (MHI) serves to expand on the existing great collaboration between the Health Science Center (HSC) and our Department of Defense/Veterans Affairs (DoD/VA) colleagues. It will develop new opportunties for education, research and clinical care.