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Veterans, Military and Family Health

An interprofessional guide to the evidence-based resources addressing the unique health care needs of veterans, military persons and their families.

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  1. Finley, E.P., Zeber, J.E., Pugh, M.V., Cantu, G., Copeland, L.A., Parchman, M.L., & Noel, P.H. (2010). Postdeployment health care for    returning OEF/OIF military personnel and their social networks:  A qualitative approach. Military Medicine, 175(12), 953-956.
  2. Fletcher, C.E., Copeland, L.A., Lowery, J.C., & Reeves, P.J. (2011). Nurse practitioners as primary care providers within the VA. Military    Medicine, 176(7), 791-797.
  3. George, S., Jackson, J.L., & Passamonti, M. (2011). Complementary and alternative medicine in a military primary care clinic:  A 5-year    cohort study. Military Medicine, 176(6), 685-688.
  4. Marshall, R.C., Doperak, M., Motsinger, C., Newton, T., Padden, M.,...Mun, S.K. (2011). Patient-centered medical home:  An emerging    primary care model and the military health system. Military Medicine, 176(11), 1253-1259.
  5. Noel, P.H., Zeber, J.E., Pugh, M.J., Finley, E.P., & Parchman, M.L. (2011). A pilot survey of post-deployment health care needs in a small    community-based primary care clinics. BMC Family Practice, 12(79), 1-6.
  6. Smith, T.C., Jacobson, I.G., Hooper, T.I., LeardMann, C.A., Boyko, E.J.,...Ryan, M.A. (2011). Health impact of US military service in a large    population-based military cohort: Findings of the Millennium Cohort Study. BMC Public Health, 11(69), 1-10.
  7. Spelman, J.F., Hunt, S.C., Seal, K.H., & Burgo-Black, A.L. (2012). Post deployment care for returning combat veterans. Journal of General    Internal Medicine, 27(9), 1200-1209.
  8. Wakefield, B.J., Tripp-Reimer, T., Rosenbaum, M.E., & Rosenthal, G.E. (2007). Veterans' use of department of veterans affairs care and    perceptions of outsourcing inpatient care. Military Medicine, 172(6), 565-571.
  9. Zeber, J.E., Noel, P.H., Pugh, M.J., Copeland, L.A., & Parchman, M.L. (2010). Family perceptions of post-deployment healthcare needs of    Iraq/Afghanistan military personnel. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 7, 135-143.

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A Population Approach to Mitigating the Long-Term Health Effects of Combat Deployments

This article briefly summarizes the health care needs of service members returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, describes VA's approaches to addressing their needs, and outlines VA's evolving vision for how to apply principles of population health management to ensure prompt and effective response to the postdeployment needs of veterans returning from future conflicts. At the heart of postcombat care will be population-based approaches oriented to health recovery using interdisciplinary, team-based platforms.

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When addressing the care of veterans it's difficult to know where to even begin. This page provides a list of resources that identify themes in the care of military personel and their families

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