Founded in February 2017, the Coalition to Heal Invisible Wounds is responding to a national health emergency.
The Coalition advocates for policy reforms to widen and expedite the pipeline for new therapies and diagnostics for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
By deepening public-private cooperation and adopting targeted reforms that improve the design, approval, funding, and management of medical research and development, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) can become leading partners in delivering new therapies and diagnostics; they have many outstanding assets and institutional strengths, as well as the desire to overcome the institutional hurdles to establishing advanced research partnerships.
Coalition members share a passion to improve how we treat Veterans’ and Servicemembers’ brain health. They innovate at all stages of the therapy development life-cycle and serve Veterans who most urgently require mental health interventions.