"Have you ever served in the military"
The American Academy of Nursing launched "Have you ever served in the military", which is a nurse led initiative to change and improve the manner in which health care is provided to veterans, military members and their families. It is part of the Academy's commitment to Joining Forces, which is a federal initiative.
AAN has resources such as posters, pocket cards and brochures which are available to Nurses and Nurse Practitioners to assist in interviewing and referring people in this special population who have healthcare needs related to their military service. The materials are also designed to increase awareness among healthcare providers at all levels about physical and mental health risk factors associated with military service, to enhance appropriate diagnosis, treatment and referral for these patients.
For more information visit their website: Haveyoueverserved.com or contact Kim Czubaruk, policy manager for American Academy of Nursing at: Kim_Czubaruk@AANnet.org or (202)777-1178