VA, DoD collaboration provides care for service members, veterans
On February 25, the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) announced their ongoing effort to ease the transition from the DoD system to the VA for service members in need or complex care management. The interagency effort is meant to ease the burden for service members and veterans who have suffered severe illnesses or injuries.
“Our collaborative efforts with DoD have improved and enhanced the process of caring for our military members with serious illness, injuries, or disabilities, as they recover and return to their communities,” said Dr. Linda Spoonster Schwartz, assistant secretary veterans affairs for policy and planning.
The DoD-VA efforts are the result of the DoD-VA Interagency Care Coordination Committee, which was established in 2012 to implement a joint, standard model of collaboration for the most complex cases of care that will require a warm handoff from the DoD to the VA system of care.
For more information about these interagency efforts, please follow the link below.
DoD, VA Kick Off Interagency Effort for Coordination of Complex Care, DoD News