Addressing the PTSD and TBI National Health Emergency
The urgent need to find effective treatments for PTSD and TBI should be considered a national mental health priority. New effective treatments would give doctors more tools to prevent suicide.
Right to Care
An implicit promise of world-class health care is a strong research function. Veterans and Servicemembers have earned the right to world-class health care.
A Visionary Partnership
The VA can become a leading partner in delivering new therapies and diagnostics; it has many outstanding assets and institutional strengths, as well as the desire to overcome the institutional hurdles to establishing advanced research partnerships.
Veterans need access to therapies proven to work, tested in rigorous, randomized clinical trials.