International Leaders to Discuss 21st Century Military Health, Warrior Care Priorities

Oct. 17, 2016 | By Warrior Care Staff
Despite an increase in the severity of injuries, troops on the battlefield are surviving better than ever before.
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, the Warrior Care in the 21st Century coalition simplifies global sharing of warrior care best practices and lessons learned. Health providers are then able to identify viable and innovative solutions to current and future challenges in the areas of resilience, recovery and rehabilitation, and reintegration. Three in-person work groups – led by Australia (resilience), the United Kingdom (recovery and rehabilitation), and Georgia (reintegration) – will address key topics in each focus area to adjust the coalition’s long-term strategy. Force readiness modeling and simulations, and a telehealth demonstration at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital will also ensure technology is at the forefront of symposium discussions. “It is vital that the Department of Defense continues to support our wounded, ill, and injured service members through adaptive and flexible policies and programs,” said James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Warrior Care Policy and Warrior Care in the 21st Century coalition co-chair. “The international relationships we’ve developed over the past years are critical to maintaining an ongoing discussion about common challenges and determining what is necessary to enhance and develop meaningful and measurable solutions for all.” More information on the Warrior Care in the 21st Century coalition and symposium is available at www.health.mil/WarriorCareSymposium/. Follow symposium updates, view event photos, and join in on the warrior care conversation Oct. 25-27, 2016 on Twitter @WarriorCare and Facebook @WarriorCare, and with the hashtag #WarriorCare21.