On August 31st, President Obama signed an Executive Order titled, "Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families". The Order will help the federal government better meet the current and future demand for mental health and substance abuse treatment services for our troops and veterans, as well as their families. The Order was published in the Federal Register last Wednesday, September 5th. As it relates to TBI Model Systems, NIDRR's who funds the models systems have long-standing investment in traumatic brain injury research and the Department of Education is directed to participate in two initiatives:
- Creation of a National Research Action Plan for PTSD and TBI; and - Participation on an Interagency Task Force on Military and Veterans Mental Health
Learn more about today's Executive Order and other steps the Obama Administration has taken to protect and strengthen the health of our military, veterans and their families here in the United States.