Warrior Wellness Alliance: Addressing the Invisible Wounds of War
Warrior Wellness Alliance Goals
Peer-to-peer networks break down the barriers that many warriors face in addressing these issues. By linking these organizations with high-quality care providers we will:
Increase the number of warriors in care
Improve the quality of care available, and the reach of that care
Increase investment in research that leads to better diagnostics and treatment approaches for the invisible wounds of war
Raise awareness and understanding of these injuries and treatment paths, including combating stigmas and stereotypes
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Immediate help, including crisis hotlines, is available for warriors and those who care for them.
Warriors who return home with the invisible wounds of war – post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and others – may find it challenging to tackle the barrier their injury presents to meaningful transition to civilian life. They may be reticent to ask for help because of stigmas and stereotypes, or they may believe it is difficult to find, afford, and receive quality treatment and support services.
With proper care, these wounds are treatable and warriors can continue to lead on and off the battlefield.
To help more veterans access high-quality care, the Bush Institute launched the Warrior Wellness Alliance, which connects peer-to-peer veteran networks with best-in-class health providers.
Find a Warrior Wellness Alliance Member in Your Community
Warrior Wellness Alliance Care Providers
Cohen Veterans Network
The Cohen Veterans network provides high-quality, accessible, and integrated mental health care.
- Stephen A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at NYU Langone, NYC (Website)
- Stephen A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at UPenn, Philadelphia, PA (Website)
- Stephen A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easter Seals, Washington, DC (Summer 2017)
- Stephen A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Cape Fear Valley, Fayetteville, NC (Summer 2017)
- Stephen A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at MetroCare Addison, TX (Website)
- Stephen A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Family Endeavors Inc, San Antonio, TX (Website)
- Stephen A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Family Endeavors Inc, El Paso, TX (Summer 2017)
- Stephen A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at USC, Los Angeles, CA (Website)
TriWest Healthcare Alliance
The Veterans Choice Program allows veterans to seek care outside of VA if they face wait times longer than 30 days or in situations where a VA medical facility is not easily accessible from their home.
- 25,000 mental health providers in 28 state VA Choice Network
Warrior Care Network
Warrior Care Network is a $100 million commitment to battle the invisible wounds of war by filling gaps in government care and reaching those who might otherwise go untreated.
- Home Base, A Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, Boston MA (Website)
- Emory Healthcare, Atlanta GA (Website)
- Road Home Program, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL (Website)
- Operation Mend, UCLA Health, Los Angeles CA (Website)
Warrior Wellness Alliance Peer to Peer Networks
George W. Bush Institute Team 43
Team 43 showcases the service, sacrifice, resilience, and continued leadership of these warriors and underscores the importance of sports as part of the rehabilitation process for our men and women injured on the front lines.
The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact by deploying veterans on new missions in their communities.
Student Veterans of America
Providing military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.
Team Red White and Blue
Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.
Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project® connects, serves, and empowers wounded warriors by providing free programs and services that address their needs and fill gaps in government care.
Learn More About the Invisible Wounds of War
November 11, 2016
Confronting the Invisible Wounds of War: Barriers, Misunderstandings, and a Divide
The Bush Institute commissioned a survey to gain a better understanding of how people think about veterans and their perceptions of issues veterans face around the invisible wounds of war – post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).