Joining Forces - NP's Taking Action

banner actionWhether they're deepening their awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through continuing education or promoting the Joining Forces campaign on their Facebook page, NPs play a key role in enhancing the wellness of service members, veterans and their families.
Here are just a few of the ways you can take action:
  • Understand the issues our military families are facing.
  • Explore CE opportunities in PTSD, traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression, and suicide prevention.
  • Create a flyer or newsletter for your practice highlighting veterans and their families and your commitment to serving their unique health issues
  • Ask all your patients whether they (or someone in their family) have ever served in the military.
  • Create a Joining Forces landing page on your practice website with resources and links to information on military culture, PTSD, TBI, etc., or add their logo and link it to http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces.
  • Use social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc) to disseminate Joining Forces educational information.
  • Connect with the Joining Forces Campaign.
  • Plan or participate in a Veteran's Day event to show your support.
  • Work with your local Veterans Administration (VA) hospital or VA outpatient clinic to improve care for veterans.
  • Partner with other health professionals to support high-quality, multi-disciplinary care for this distinct population.
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