Monday, October 2, 2017

Why a well-intentioned "Thank you for your service" is not enough

The high risk of suicide among veterans.  (Axios, 10/2/2017)
The VA rolled out its "REACH VET" (Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health Veterans Enhanced Treatment) program between November 2016 and February 2017, which uses a predictive model to analyze veterans' health records to identify those most at risk for suicide. The idea is that identification can lead to further engagement with primary care or mental health providers.

Related reading:
Don't Say 'Thank You For Your Service' This Monday.  (NPR, 5/27/2017)
Here's How to Actually Thank Veterans for Their Service.  (, 2016)
How To Thank Veterans For Their Military Service.  (Task & Purpose, 11/11/2015)

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