Serving together: Strengthening linkages between military families, clinical providers and community resources
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Communication and informatics
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related research
Explain how a needs assessment of community behavioral health providers can inform the implementation of targeted interventions to improve veteran/military family mental health. List four interventions of Serving Together, a community partnership that seeks to enhance mental health and support services for military families. Describe how a county-based website and peer navigation system can help veterans, service members, and families to access mental health services and reduce barriers to seeking care.
Keyword(s): Veterans' Health, Community Collaboration
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Evaluator of Serving Together, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, MD. I am also 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 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.