Veterans Week 2015

Tuesday, Nov. 10
Presentation by Col. Risa Ware, Irwin Army Community Hospital Commander, Fort Riley
3 p.m.
G013 School of Nursing

Col. Ware will discuss her career as an Army nurse, as well as some of the unique health care needs of military/veterans and their families that current and future health care providers should be aware of/thinking about, especially as more veterans integrate back into their hometowns/civilian life.

Col. Ware is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family nurse practitioner. She has served in a variety of positions, including as chief of Logistics Coalition Military Transition Teams in 2006 in Iraq. Before arriving to Fort Riley, as the deputy commander for nursing at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Open to all students, faculty and staff. Light refreshments will be served.

Nov. 9-13

Joining Forces Wellness Week 2015

Free webinar series focused on military health issues

CE credits available at no cost to participants

In recognition of Veterans Day 2015, we invite you to take part in the fourth annual Joining Forces Wellness Week. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), along with the White House Joining Forces staff and the Center for Deployment for Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences will feature a free webinar series focused on military health issues.

This year's topics include:

  • Service Culture of the Military and Implications for Health Care Providers
  • Generational Differences of Veterans and Service Members and Impact on Health and Wellness
  • Guard and Reserve: Insights and Resources
  • Military and Veteran Families: Service and Resilience
  • Incorporating Veteran and Military Health Curricula into Health Professions Education

Register at: Webinar registration and participation is available to individuals or to groups who want to view the session together. 

Last modified: Nov 20, 2015
Pre-recorded webinars

Pre-recorded webinars from previous Joining Forces Wellness Week events are available for viewing.

Understanding the Military Cultures As an Aspect of Patient Diversity
This webinar is designed to enhance health care providers' and trainees' knowledge of military life and culture in order to help them provide more culturally competent care to active duty and retired service members, veterans, and their families.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Education in Medical Schools: Making It Relevant
This webinar provides an introduction to TBI for clinicians and highlights the challenges and opportunities in providing TBI education to medical students.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Military Combat Veterans and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
In this webinar, case examples illustrate basic trauma and complex trauma, which demonstrate how PTSD is manifested by military combat veterans. Topics also include: the current DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for PTSD, changes pending for the DSM-V, trauma treatment from a clinical perspective, reintegration into the civilian community, and resilience building (post-traumatic growth).

Women Veterans Health Issues
Women are the fasting growing subpopulation of U.S. veterans. Academic and community healthcare providers must be prepared to address unique health and social issues of this population. Experts from VHA's Women's Health Services provide an overview of health care for women Veterans, including their increasingly diverse roles in the military and their most common post-deployment health issues. 

Military Families: Resilience and Resources
Military members and their families face challenges, particularly in the face of frequent overseas deployments in which the military member faces the possibility of physical and psychological harm. This webinar discusses resilience, how to promote resilience, and how concepts of resilience relate to active duty and retired military members and their families, including members of the Guard and Reserve.