Navigation Links
TriWest and Montana VA Launch PTSD Video Conference to Reach Rural Health Care Providers
Date:9/11/2007

Community providers learn to recognize combat stress symptoms in returning

troops

PHOENIX, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of their continuing efforts to address the needs of returning Guard members, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, the Department of Defense's TRICARE contractor in Montana and the VA Montana Health Care System have partnered to launch the first Combat Stress Video Conference. The conference, being held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2007, will bring together nearly 150 community-based health care providers that care for the thousands of returning Montana National Guard troops throughout the state.

The conference will be broadcast simultaneously to providers in nine locations including Billings, Culbertson, Glasgow, Glendive, Great Falls, Havre, Helena, Kalispell and Lewistown. It is intended to help rural providers identify deployment-related symptoms such as combat stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD and traumatic brain injury, as well as providing treatment methods.

The Montana National Guard consists of more than 3,700 members who live in nearly every corner of the state. Since 2001, more than 80 percent have been mobilized for active duty.

"Family practitioners and community-based health care providers are integral in helping Montana's returning National Guard troops cope with the emotional and mental health issues resulting from serving in combat," explained David J. McIntyre, President and Chief Executive Officer of TriWest Healthcare Alliance. "This video conference is the first of its kind to combine the resources of the VA and TriWest to reach rural providers caring for these service members as they reintegrate into mainstream civilian life."

"The onset of emotional or mental health symptoms is unpredictable. Symptoms can manifest immediately or take months or years," said Rosa F. Merino, MD, Chief of Behavioral Health, VA Montana Healthcare. "Getting clinical combat stress information into the hands of community-based providers who are delivering ongoing health care is vital to addressing the mental health needs of our troops and their families throughout the deployment cycle."

Key conference presenters are Rosa F. Merino, M.D., Chief of Behavioral Health, VA Montana Healthcare System, Fort Harrison, and Kurt Werner, M.D., Lead Physician, Ambulatory Care Southwest, VA Montana Healthcare System.

TriWest Healthcare Alliance is sponsoring the seminar in conjunction with the University of North Texas and the VA North Texas Healthcare System.

About TriWest

TriWest Healthcare Alliance partners with the Department of Defense to do "Whatever It Takes" to support the health care needs of 2.9 million members of America's military family. A Phoenix-based corporation, TriWest provides access to cost-effective, high-quality health care in the 21-state TRICARE West Region, the 2007 TRICARE Region of the year. TriWest, is a proud Corporate Team Member of America Supports You. Visit http://www.triwest.com for more information.

About VA Montana Healthcare System

The Department of Veterans Affairs is part of the executive branch of the federal government. Our mission is legislated by Congress to provide medical care for all eligible veterans. VA Montana Healthcare System provides hospital care at Fort Harrison. Extensive Ambulatory Care Services are strategically placed throughout the state including a medical center, nursing home and nine community based clinics with two more planned in the very near future.


'/>"/>
SOURCE TriWest Healthcare Alliance
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Novel "CYCLOSPORINE CAPSULE FORMULATION" to be launched
2. Glaxo launches pills to help smokers quit in 7-12 weeks
3. Action Plan Against Drug Deaths Launched
4. New Health Scheme Launched In India’s Biha
5. Ajanta Launches Worlds First Once-A-Day Nimesulide Oral Formulation
6. Dr Reddy’s Laboratories launches Hyalosy
7. Sun Pharma to launch chiral version of omeprazole soon
8. Asmanex Twisthaler launched by Schering-Plough for treatment of asthma
9. New initiative launched to fight malaria by repelling mosquitoes
10. Clarithromycin tablets to be launched in India soon
11. Guide for physicians launched to help them identify alcohol disorders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over ... Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland ... iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness ... & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle ... chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of ... Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of ... AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever “Issue ... conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work of ... and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) today ... allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health care ... coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing need ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing of product ... a prohibition that hinders decision makers from accessing HCEI ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that it was added ... reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and global ... is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive ... awareness of our progress in developing drugs for crucial ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Any dentist who has made ... the current process. Many of them do not even offer ... difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE ... at such a high cost that the majority of today,s ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: