Across the country, medical schools and teaching hospitals are participating in the fifth annual Joining Forces Wellness Week to highlight the unique health care needs of our nation’s veterans, military service members, and their families. In recognition of Veterans Day, the weeklong initiative is part of a broader effort by institutions to participate in the White House Joining Forces Initiative.
Joining Forces Wellness Week takes place Nov. 7-11. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in collaboration with the White House Joining Forces staff and the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, will show a free webinar series on the health and wellness of military service members and veterans. The series will feature national experts from medical schools, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and others. Topics include:
• Joining Forces to Address Suicide in Military and Veterans
• Caring for Caregivers
• Pain Management—Nuances for the Military and Veteran Patient Population
• The Deployment Life Cycle of the Military Family: Implications for Health Care Providers
• What Veterans Want Their Health Care Providers to Know and How Academic Medical Centers Can Contribute.
Free Continuing Education (CE) credit for participating in these webinars will be available through PESI, a non-profit CE organization located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In addition to being presented as live webcasts, the series will be archived for one year for future participants to view and earn free CE credit.
“We are honored to participate in the White House Joining Forces initiative to address the health care needs of military service members, veterans and their families,” said Mike Conner, Executive Director of PESI, Inc. “This is our second year working with Joining Forces Wellness Week to provide free continuing education credit to professionals working with this population who have selflessly served our country.”
The webinar series is free and open to any person wishing to learn more about the health care needs of veterans, service members and their families. Visit deploymentpsych.org/JFWW2016
to learn more.