Current practices and training needs of mental and physical health providers who treat veterans and their families
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Describe how the public health approach of needs assessment can help to enhance mental and physical health providers’ treatment of veterans and their family members. Compare mental and physical health providers’ knowledge of mental health conditions affecting veterans and their families. Identify the preferred training formats for mental and physical health providers who wish to work with veterans and their family members.
Keyword(s): Needs Assessment, Veterans' Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Principal Investigator of the Maryland Veterans Resilience Initiative, a university-state partnership that provides mental health training for providers working with veterans/veteran families, and develops peer support programs for student veterans at Maryland community colleges and universities. I am also the Evaluator of Serving Together, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant coordinating military and civilian support services in Montgomery County, MD. I have served on national, state, community, and university committees addressing veterans' issues.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.