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Author Tanielian, Terri L., author.

Title Bridging gaps in mental health care : lessons learned from the Welcome Back Veterans Initiative / Terri Tanielian, Caroline Batka, Lisa S. Meredith.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, Calif. : The RAND Corporation, [2017]


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Description xviii, 80 pages ; 26 cm.
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Series Research report ; RR-2030-MTF
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-2030-MTF.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Understanding and Influencing Federal Health Systems of Care for Mental Health -- Role of WBV Initiative in Strengthening Systems and Extending Community Capacity -- Understanding a Rapidly Emerging and Evolving Landscape -- Looking to the Future: Facilitating a System-of-Systems Approach.
Summary Over the past decade, there have been a growing number of efforts designed to support service members, veterans, and their families as they cope with deployments. Addressing the mental health consequences associated with these deployments has been a priority focus area across the government and nongovernment sectors. The Welcome Back Veterans (WBV) initiative was launched in 2008 by Major League Baseball and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation to support organizations that, in turn, provided programs and services to support veterans and their families. Since WBV's founding, it has issued grants to academic medical institutions around the nation to create and implement programs and services designed to address the mental health needs of returning veterans and their families. Since 2013, WBV has made strides in assisting service members, veterans, and families and in facilitating collaboration among systems of care in local communities. However, strategic efforts are needed to promote sustainability and address emerging challenges as individual programs move toward greater coordination with others in the system of care for veterans. WBV grantees and other programs must continue adapting to sustain their mental health service offerings to meet the demand for care but also to improve integration and coordination. Expanding collaborative networks and adopting a system-of-systems approach may help private mental health care programs like WBV continue to build capacity and have a positive effect going forward.
Subject Welcome Back Veterans (Organization). Intiative.
Veterans -- Mental health services -- United States.
Added Author Batka, Caroline, author.
Meredith, Lisa S., 1959- author.
RAND Health.
ISBN 0833098985 paperback
9780833098986 paperback

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