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US DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN'S AFFAIRS 

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Millitary OneSource

Military OneSource provides comprehensive information and assistance to all members of the Armed Forces, Veterans, and their family members. Military OneSource is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Military OneSource offers financial and tax counseling, non-medical counseling, specialty consultations, educational materials, and more. If you are interested in calling, the Military OneSource worldwide toll-free number is 800-342-9647. 

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Polytrauma/TBI        

The Polytrauma System of Care is a network of specialized rehabilitation programs dedicated to serving Veterans and Service Members with both combat and civilian related traumatic brain injury and polytrauma. 

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Public Health

The Office of Patient Care Services has critical responsibilities for promoting health and preventing disease among Veterans. By developing evidence-based public health policy, conducting operations research, and performing educational outreach, they continue to support America’s Veterans and the VA workforce.

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Benefits Administration        

The Veterans Benefits Administration provides a variety of benefits and services to Service Members, Veterans, and their families.

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Gulf War Registry Health Exam

 

The VA’s Gulf War Registry Health Exam alerts Veterans to possible long-term health problems that may be related to environmental exposures during their military service. The registry data helps the VA understand and respond to these health problems more effectively.

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US Department of Veterans Affairs YouTube Channel

The official YouTube channel for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has videos covering multiple topics, ranging from VA benefits to highlighting Veteran’s experiences.  

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Department of Veterans Affairs        

The Department of Veterans Affairs works to enhance the quality of life for Veterans and their families. This is accomplished through programs in health care (including nursing homes), education, disability, and Veteran records. The Department of VA also provides compensation payments for disability or death caused from military service, pensions, and burials. 

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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Long-Term Impact of Military-Relevant Brain Injury Consortium Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium            

The mission of the Long-term Impact of Military-relevant Brain Injury Consortium-Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (LIMBIC-CENC) is to fill the gaps in knowledge about the basic science of mTBI, also called concussion or mild TBI. LIMBIC-CENC aims to determine the effects of mTBI on late-life outcomes and neurodegeneration, identify service members most susceptible to these effects, and identify the most effective treatment. LIMBIC-CENC is a multi-center collaboration linking premier basic science, translational, and clinical neuroscience researchers. These researchers are from the DoD, VA, academic universities, and private research institutes to effectively address the scientific, diagnostic, and therapeutic ramifications of mTBI and its long-term effects.

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Research Podcast Series

The VA office of Research and Development has a podcast series that highlights different research projects from researchers across the U.S.

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Health Services Research and Development 

The VA Health Services Research and Development works to identify and evaluate innovative strategies that lead to accessible, high quality, cost-effective care for Veterans and the nation.

MILITARY HEALTH SYSTEM

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Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is a part of the U.S. Military Health System. Specifically, DVBIC is the traumatic brain injury (TBI) center of excellence for the Defense Health Agency.

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Military Health System

The Military Health System (MHS) is one of America’s largest and most complex health care institutions, and the world’s preeminent military health care delivery operation. MHS saves lives on the battlefield, combats infectious disease around the world, and cares for 9.4 million beneficiaries in one of the nation’s largest health benefit plans.

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Veteran Suicide Prevention

If you or a loved one is experiencing suicidal thoughts or tendencies, the Veteran Suicide Prevention Team is a valuable resource. This website explains the symptoms of suicidal ideation and ways to seek help. It also provides information on how to talk to children of different ages about suicide. 

To connect with a qualified Veterans Crisis Line responder for free, 24/7:

Call: 800-273-8255

Text: 838255

Hearing loss call: TTY 800-799-4889

If you feel you are in immediate danger:

Call: 911, or go to the nearest emergency room

Go to the nearest VA Medical Center

 

SALT LAKE CITY RESOURCES

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Salt Lake City VA

The Salt Lake City VA provides healthcare services to veterans in the area. Through this website you can manage your healthcare needs, such as scheduling an appointment, or you can learn about current research. The SLC VA research focuses on three main topics: combatting antimicrobial resistance, identifying and mitigating veteran’s health risks across periods of vulnerability, and improving medication safety. 

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University of Utah Veteran Support Center 

The University of Utah Veteran Support Center aims to improve the academic success of Veterans, Service Members, and their families. The Veteran Support Center is invested in the individual success of military personnel by helping them receive benefits and serve as a liaison between the university and the student veteran population. Through the Veteran Support Center website you can make a donation to help provide academic opportunities for veterans.

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Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs  

The Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs works to ensure that Veterans, Service Members, and their families in the state of Utah are able to succeed. They advocate for services, coordinate events for Veterans, and provide a strong network. Through their website you can learn more about upcoming events or benefits, seek employment, and learn about resources in Utah.

NON-PROFIT

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Warrior Angels Foundation

Warrior Angels Foundation provides a personalized treatment protocol that pinpoints and treats the underlying condition for U.S. Service Members and Veterans who have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) while in the line of duty.               

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Make the Connection               

An online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.

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Wounded Warrior Project   

Veterans and Service Members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. You are our focus. You are our mission. We are here for their first step, and each step that follows. Because we believe that every warrior should have a positive future to look forward to. There’s always another goal to achieve, another mission to discover. We are their partner in that mission.

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Military.com 

Connects Service Members, military families and Veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more. Military.com also provides headlines news and technology updates.

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Department of Defense

The DoD website provides the latest news, speeches, and publications on national security and international interactions. They also provide a history of the American military and detail the current DoD leaders. 

 

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TBI Warrior Foundation

Their mission is to improve the quality of life of Veterans, civilians and children living with brain injury and their caregivers, through community integration, education, and advancement programs.

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College Scholarships & Resources for Military Veterans

EduMed has compiled a guide for current and future student Veterans pursuing higher education. They provide information on academic, social, and financial resources, including scholarships and grants.

 

 

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