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2012 Military Health History Pocket Card for Clinicians
The Military Health History Pocket card assists clinicians in obtaining information helpful to understand the unique medical problems and concerns of veterans and other military service members.  For further reading on this resource:
Brown, J.L. (2012) The unasked question. The Journal of the American Medical Association. November 14, 308(18).  

HRSA - Helping Veterans & Their Families

TriService Nursing Research Program (TSNRP)

ODEP/NOND Alliance
The Office of Disability Employment  Policy (ODEP) and National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to promote the employment of people with disabilities in the healthcare industry.  ODEP and NOND hereby form an Alliance to conduct outreach, education and technical assistance activities that promote the recruitment, hiring, retention and advancement of individuals with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities, in the healthcare sector.

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs - PTSD Monthly Updates

Resources by Topic

Brain Injury/TBI | Clinician Education | Mental Health and Veterans

Military Culture | Polytrauma | PTSD


Brain Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Defence and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Description: This Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center website contains a variety of resources for veterans with brain injuries and family members.


Description: This website created by private organization Brainline Military Partners provides information regarding Traumatic Brain Injury including diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, as well as resources and personal stories of recovery.

Traumatic Brain Injury: The Journey Home

Description: This is an example of Department of Defense funded/developed educational resources for family members of patients with TBI.

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs - Traumatic Brain Injury VHI

Description:  This is a study guide that provides an overview of the varied symptoms, treatment interventions, and long-term care needs of Veteran patients with TBI.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - Concussion: Pocket Guide for Clinicians
Description: This is a quick guide to symptoms, diagnosis, and possible long-term effects of mild traumatic brain injury.

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Clinician Education

CSSP Bridging Military and Community Service Systems Course Catalog
Description: Site provides free online courses for medical professionals. Many courses are related to military and family issues are available and were developed by VA staff.

USF Health Dean's Spotlight: USF Nursing's New Introduction to Military and Veteran Health' Course Subject of Recent Tampa Article
Description: Introduction to Military and Veteran Health is an eight module online course that highlights many of the unique healthcare needs of our military and veteran population. It starts with an overview of our veteran population, the culture of the military, the evolution of veteran healthcare, the military family, and then discusses health related topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), polytrauma, women veteran health issues, and military sexual trauma (MST).

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Mental Health and Veterans

Behavioral Health Issues Among Afghanistan and Iraq U.S. War Veterans
Description: This booklet provides information on the behavioral health issues among Afghanistan and Iraq U.S. war veterans.

Preventing Psychological Disorders in Service Members and Their Families: An Assessment of Programs
Description: This Institute of Medicine (IOM) report assesses the evidence base for the Department of Defense’s existing prevention programs and makes recommendations about program development and implementation.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Mental Health
Description: This website includes a variety of resources including diagnosis specific information, resources regarding substance abuse, suicide prevention, military sexual trauma, recovery, and military students.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Community Provider Toolkit - Working Together to Serve Veterans
Description: This website contains a community provider toolkit for those caring for Veterans, online tools, downloadable handouts, and  online in-services regarding military culture and a variety of mental health topics.

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Military Culture

Military Culture Awareness Training
Description: This booklet on understanding of the military culture is also available as an online e-learning course.

VA Learning University - Career Planning Resources
Description: VA Learning University Veterans Advocacy Awareness tab contains e-learning modules on military Cultural Awareness and Connecting with Veterans.

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United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Polytrauma/TBI System of Care
Description: DVA website on polytrauma and TBI. This website includes a variety of resources including definitions, news, resources, educational offerings, as well as caregiver support and educational curriculum.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Family Care Map
Description: DVA website providing information regarding the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers and the Family Care Map. The resources tab provides an extensive list of sources including financial, children, education, and community resources, as well as polytrauma books and websites for military support.

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American Journal of Nursing - PTSD Among Our Returning Veterans

Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Adults with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
A new, free continuing-education monograph from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)’s Effective Health Care (EHC) Program finds that several psychological and pharmacological treatment options are effective at reducing the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder.

PTSD Consultation Program for Providers who Treat Veterans
This is a new, FREE resource from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and it is available to providers treating Veterans with PTSD. Experienced senior psychologists, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, pharmacists, and other health professionals who treat Veterans with PTSD are available to consult on everything from your toughest cases to general PTSD questions.

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