”Serve, Support, Simplify: Report of the President’s Commission on Care . Secretary Shalala and Senator Dole, we thank you for your work. Reaction to Dole-Shalala Commission Recommendations the results of this commission report and now the White House is telling our vets to. Hopefully these recommendations will not sit on a shelf like the 9/11 Commission report. From Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

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President’s Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors

As a new generation of warriors returns to civilian life and seeks out resourcesPTSD Combat is here to help. IAVA calls on the President and Congress to build on this progress and ensure that these recommendations are enacted quickly. This Commission made six recommendations with “action steps” to implement each recommendation.

The public outrage following the Walter Reed scandal shined light on the many problems facing wounded troops and veterans. Sept Oct Nov Dec. Click on ‘Article Link’ below tags for more The other 29 can be acted upon by the Pentagon or Veterans Affairs Department. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson today thanked the members of a special presidential commission for their work examining the federal government’s response to the health care needs of returning combat veterans.

Notify me of new comments via email. I also hope that media will not bury the Commission’s critical findings in the back pages of our nation’s newspapers, beneath the latest news of Lindsay Lohan’s DUI or Beyonce’s tumbling down some stairs at a concert, like they did last week with the news of Secretary Nicholson’s resignation.


Some veterans forced to wait have committed suicide reporh, while other dlle fallen deep into debt.

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This commiseion was posted on July 25, at 2: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Only recently, the VA has taken steps to add mental health counselors and hour suicide prevention services at all facilities, following high-profile incidents of suicides involving veterans. Boost staff and money for Walter Reed until it closes in the coming years. Many of the shalalw findings focused on “seriously injured” service members, as identified by receipt of the one-time payment from Traumatic Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance to severely injured service members.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. About six of the 35 proposals require legislation, while the rest call for action primarily by the Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs. Engaging Society Engaging Society.

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Dole-Shalala Commission Report: Walter Reed Was Just the Beginning

In accordance with U. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. Whether President Bush, the DoD, and the VA can doel implement these recommendations, however, remains to be seen.

For specific advice and information, consult your health care provider. Dole – Shalala Commission. Women Warriors Women Warriors. And too often we see reports like this get brief attention in the media, only to be pushed aside to collect dust on the shelf. By Ilona Meagher – 3: Ilona is slated to be the guest speaker. The situation is extremely urgent.

Today, the Dole-Shalala Commission released their draft report, proving to the American public that the Walter Reed fiasco is just the tip of the iceberg.


Other reactions included in the piece: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Reaction to Dole-Shalala Commission Recommendations As the Senate approved — by unanimous consent — its Wounded Warrior package see details below the foldthe long-awaited draft recommendations stemming from the presidential commission set up in the wake of the Walter Reed scandal were made available online [MS Word].

Provide better family support, because one-third of injured Iraq war veterans reported that a family member or close friend had to relocate to care for them. A few details from Air Force Times: This is the online journal of Ilona Meagher, veteran’s daughter and author of Moving a Nation to Care: Those returning directly to their communities would receive short-term payments equaling three months of basic pay, as well as Tricare coverage for themselves and their families.

In the past, the VA had failed to use all the money for mental health that was allotted to it. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: She called the report a set of recommendations that could be implemented right away. Creative Therapy Creative Therapy. Early man, no less than we, dealt with forces that he could not understand or control, and he attempted to come to grips with his vulnerablity by trying to bring order to his universe.

This material is used for educational purposes, to forward understanding of issues that concern veterans and military families.

Home About Contact Sitemap. Hopefully, the American public will respond with the same urgency that they did after the Walter Reed news first broke earlier this year, and demand that the President respond immediately and implement these recommendations quickly.

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