Veterans’ health resources for medical professionals


The American Medical Association (AMA) is committed to providing physicians and other health professionals with information, tools and training materials to help assess and treat our nation’s veterans and their families. Find resources for health issues that may affect veterans and their families—including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-combat depression. 

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AACAP is the leading medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents and families affected by these disorders.

AAP offers information to pediatricians and families on PTSD, TBI, postcombat depression and deployments as they relate to the care of children and families.

The APA is the world’s largest psychiatric organization, representing more than 38,000 psychiatric physicians from the U.S. and around the world. It addresses the mental health and well-being of military families through public education, research, education/lifelong learning and practice guidelines.

ASAM is a professional society representing nearly 3,000 physicians dedicated to increasing access and improving quality of addiction treatment.

The CDP trains military and civilian behavioral health professionals to provide high-quality deployment-related behavioral health services to military personnel and their families.

The CSTS addresses a wide scope of trauma exposure from the consequences of combat, operations other than war, terrorism, natural and human made disasters and public health threats.

The NCTSN exists to improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the U.S.

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Address special areas of concern when caring for women veterans, with focused training from VA Office of Women’s Health.

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury provides information and resources on traumatic brain injury, psychological health issues and combat stress specifically tailored to health care professionals. Here you can learn about treatment options for PTSD and review tips for civilian health care professionals treating military patients.

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) serves active duty military, their beneficiaries and veterans with TBI through clinical care, research initiatives and educational programs.

The Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC) website assists clinicians delivering post-deployment health care. It contains deployment-related health information for healthcare providers and service members, veterans and family members.

A page providing physician and patient resources on PTSD, including a screening tool for physicians.

The Massachusetts General Home Base Program, in collaboration with the VA’s National Center for PTSD, provides this free, CME-certified series to assist clinicians in diagnosis and treatment of PTSD and TBI with traditional and complementary evidence-based therapy.

This resource was developed by Medscape Education in support of Joining Forces and aims to improve awareness of the health care challenges of service members, veterans and their families and to improve clinicians' capacity to assess and treat these conditions.

The National Center for Telehealth and Technology seeks to lead the innovation of mobile health and telehealth solutions to deliver psychological health and traumatic brain injury care and support to our nation’s warriors, veterans and their families.

The North Carolina Medical Society partnered with the Medical University of South Carolina to conduct a web-based survey of rural and urban mental health and primary care community providers.

The VA’s National Center for PTSD professional website section contains training materials for health care providers to assist with assessment and treatment.

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