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  • Mental health providers not well prepared to care for military veterans, study finds

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    Most community-based mental health providers are not well prepared to take care of the special needs of military veterans and their families, according to a new study by the RAND Corporation that was commissioned by United Health Foundation in collaboration with the Military Officers Association of America.The exploratory report, based on a survey of mental health providers nationally, found few community-based providers met criteria for military cultural competency or used evidence-based approaches to treat problems commonly seen among veterans.

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  • CommonHealth ACTION Releases Study Findings On Veterans' Mental Health: Intends to Spur a National Dialogue to Foster "Culture of Equity"

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    (Washington, DC) October 23, 2014 - At a symposium held at the True Reformer Building in Washington, DC, CommonHealth ACTION, a national public health organization, released findings from a year-long national study of barriers that U.S. military veterans face when they access programs, services, and supports directly and indirectly related to their mental health.  The symposium brought together stakeholders from veteran-serving organizations, philanthropy, leaders of community-based organizations, veterans, and concerned community members.

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  • VA Director Outlines Plan for Fixing Veterans' Health Care

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    WASHINGTON—The new head of the Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday he is working to streamline the VA's sprawling bureaucracy, simplify the process for veterans to receive care and hire thousands of new doctors and nurses.

    Robert McDonald , who was confirmed by the Senate in July as VA secretary, said he wants to foster a culture where whistleblowers feel safe to speak out and employees who contributed to delays in care are disciplined.

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  • We aren’t doing enough to help veterans transition to civilian life

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    The Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a nationwide poll of veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, revealing the profound and enduring effects of these conflicts on the 2.6 million who have served. Explore what we found.

    George Washington once declared that “the willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”

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