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Webinar Replay: Military Competency Among Health Care Providers: Best Practices for Screening, Treating and Coordinating Care of Veterans

This webinar was held on February 28, 2019.

The unique health care needs of veterans pose significant challenges for providers. What’s required can best be called “military competency,” which is a set of tools and strategies aimed at successfully identifying, screening, and treating veterans. Military competency also means the ability to coordinate care across provider groups and health care facilities for specific medical conditions most prevalent in the veteran community.

During this webinar, HMA Principal Uche Uchendu, M.D., who also served as chief officer for health equity at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, outlined best practices for providers hoping to achieve military cultural health competency. She also offered a variety of hands-on strategies for immediately improving care to patients who are veterans.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the importance of identifying patients who have a military history, opening the door for appropriate screening, diagnosis and treatment of conditions prevalent among veterans.
  2. Find out about tools providers can utilize to screen veterans based on military service exposures, combat or non-combat experiences, and conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  3. Learn how providers can adjust their practices to ensure that veterans receive the proper care, including an understanding of the many services available for support, recommendation and referral.

HMA Speakers

Uche Uchendu, MD, Principal (Washington, DC)

Who Should Listen
Executives and clinicians involved in primary care and behavioral health practices, hospitals, long term care facilities, health systems, community-based organizations, and caregivers interested in providing services for military service veterans and their families.