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  • AMEDD Deployment Portal: External Link, Opens in New Window Resources to allow deployed Soldiers to easily access information by level of care or medical functional area.  Resources include the Internet, CDs, and other media and will be designed to adapt to deployed Soldiers needs.

  • Army Center for Substance Abuse Programs (ACSAP): External Link, Opens in New Window The primary goal of the Army Center for Substance Abuse Programs'(ACSAP) website is to provide Soldiers, commanders, Army Substance Abuse Programs personnel, Unit Prevention Leaders (UPL) and all other members of the Army community with an informative, user-friendly online environment.

  • Battlemind Training: Continuing the Transition Home: External Link, Opens in New Window This training was developed by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.  This module is designed to be administered at 3-6 months post-deployment as part of the PDHRA.  Note that there is also a phase I training designed to be given immediately at redeployment, but the present training can be given as stand alone training.

  • Combat and Operational Stress (COS) General Information: Combat and Operational Stress Control (COSC) in the U.S. Army may be defined as programs developed and actions taken by military leadership to prevent, identify, and manage adverse Combat and Operational Stress Reactions (COSR) in units.

    • Traumatic Event Management: Traumatic Event Management (TEM) is the term utilized by the U.S. Army referencing interventions and support activities in response to potentially traumatizing events (PTE) that occur individually or organizationally to units and organizations.

    • Combat and Operational Stress (COS) Risk Factors PDF File, Opens in New Window

    • Combat and Operational Stress Reaction: Combat and Operational Stress Reaction are expected and predictable emotional, intellectual, physical, and/or behavioral reactions from exposure to stressful event(s).  COSR is not restricted to combat operations.

    • Command Directed Evaluation: Leaders should be aware of emergency procedures to take in the event that a Soldier presents them with safety concerns.

    • Potentially Life Threatening Thoughts and Behaviors: Some behaviors and symptoms previously described are not only signs of stress reaction, but can also signal potential suicide risks.  Soldiers must be ever vigilant for the signs and signals of a potential threat of suicide given by their fellow Soldiers.

  • Deployment Health Assessment Program (DHAP): External Link, Opens in New Window  The Deployment Health Assessment Program (DHAP) is a Department of Defense (DoDI 6490.03) directed program that serves as a gateway to referral care, medical readiness, services and programs for Soldiers and DA Civilians in the deployment cycle.  As a critical element to the Army Ready & Resilient Campaign (R2C), the DHAP works to increase Soldier and DA Civilian well-being/resilience, and unit readiness through the early identification of physical and behavioral health concerns, which if not detected and treated, could lead to potentially serious outcomes.

  • Deployment Health Clinical Center: External Link, Opens in New Window The core mission of the U.S. Department of Defense, Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC) is to improve deployment-related health by providing caring assistance and medical advocacy for military personnel and families with deployment-related health concerns.  DHCC serves as a catalyst and resource center for the continuous improvement of deployment-related healthcare across the military healthcare system and the Center is a component of the Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) For Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. External Link, Opens in New Window

  • DHCC Clinical and Health Services Research: External Link, Opens in New Window DHCC's deployment-related clinical research is extramurally funded and self-sustaining.  DHCC has successfully completed a wide range of projects that put science behind post-deployment healthcare delivery process improvement.  Projects are competitively funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and the National Institute on Aging.  DHCC's scientists and staff complete scientifically credible work and are regularly published in peer-reviewed medical journals.

  • Program Helps Bolster 'Resilience' of Military Health Care Providers External Link, Opens in New Window - Dec 2, 2008

  • Real Warriors Campaign: External Link, Opens in New Window "The Real Warriors Campaign" is sponsored by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE).  The campaign is designed to help servicemembers overcome the stigma associated with seeking psychological help and encourage servicemembers to seek out help when they need it.  The Real Warriors Campaign uses social networking, radio, television, posters, flyers, and a Web site to reach active-duty servicemembers, military veterans, members of the National Guard and the Reserve, as well as family members and health professionals.  The campaign features stories of real service members who have sought treatment and are continuing to serve.

  • Rehabilitation and Reintegration Division (R2D) External Link, Opens in New Window

  • Reintegration Roadmap:  Shared Sense of Purpose: External PDF File, Opens in New Window  The changing nature and complexity of the Iraq war has contributed to reintegration stresses experienced by service members, their spouses and families.  (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, your federal medical school, Bethesda, Maryland.  www.usuhs.mil External Link, Opens in New Window)

  • Tricare® Online: External Link Opens in New Window TRICARE® OnLine is a secure web portal designed to increase access to care for authorized TRICARE® beneficiaries and increase access to information for designated TRICARE® physicians and support staff.

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