Care Coordination Summit to Establish Best Practices for Wounded Warrior Care Coordinators

Summit LogoThe Wounded Warrior Care Coordination Summit will draw leaders from across the public and private sectors with the goal of improving the recovering care coordination for wounded warriors and their families.  

Care Coordinators work closely with wounded, ill or injured Service members, families and their recovery team to develop a Comprehensive Recovery Plan. This plan identifies Service member and family goals and the resources they need to achieve them, such as assistive technology, education, employment, or housing.  

Get the full story on the summit from the Armed Forces Press Service.

Picture of Recovery Care Coordinator Annette Slaydon coordinating the non-medical care for a wounded warrior.

Recovery Care Coordinator Annette Slaydon (left) works with recovering Service members, their families and other members of the Recovery Team to develop and execute plans and goals that lead Service members and families through a smooth recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration.

 The summit includes focused working groups, attended by subject matter experts who will discuss and recommend enhancements to strategic wounded warrior issues requiring attention, including: education and employment; collaboration between DoD and VA recovery care coordination programs; best practices within recovery care coordination, and; wounded warrior family resilience.  

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Summit attendees include representatives from OSD, other Federal Departments, representatives from the Military Services, Recovery Care Coordinators, recovering Service members and their families, and private sector partners.  

The outcome of the Wounded Warrior Care Coordination Summit is a comprehensive report focused on identifying best practices with actionable recommendations, that will be developed with full support from the Wounded Warrior Program Directors from each Military Service, the Recovery Coordination Program Director (DoD) and the Executive Director of the Federal Recovery Coordination Program (VA).  

The report will be received by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy. He will brief actionable recommendations to be initiated prior to the end of FY 2011, to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and to the Senior Oversight Committee.  

The summit is hosted by the Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy (WWCTP).  Wounded Warrior Care Coordination Summit Fact Sheet.  

Mrs. Holly Petraeus, who currently leads the Office of Servicemember Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will offer the keynote address.