Joining Forces: Enhancing Veterans' Care Tool Kit - General Resources
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).
Brain Injury/TBI | Clinician Education | Mental Health and Veterans
Military Culture | Polytrauma | PTSD
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
PTSD Coach Online
Tools to help manage the stress that may occur following war or other trauma
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Mobile App: PTSD Coach
Description: DVA website for National Center for PTSD. Site contains multiple resources for patients with PTSD.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - PTSD 101 Courses: Course Modules
Description: Website developed by the National Center for PTSD. This tab contains PTSD courses.