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Attending TBI, psychological health conference

Denise Williams, the Legion’s assistant director for Health Policy, is attending the third annual conference on psychological health and traumatic brain injury in Boston this week. The focus of the conference is to provide information regarding mild traumatic brain injury on active-duty servicemembers and their families, drawing connections between mild TBI, post-traumatic stress and other social and psychological factors. The conference is also to help attendees understand the current Department of Defense/CENTCOM policies with regard to TBI/PTS. In addition, the conference will explore opportunities with the Department of Veterans Affairs and TRICARE network partners to ensure continuity of care and appropriate treatment for each returning wounded warrior. Lastly, the conference will address issues and concerns related to care of the caregiver and compassion fatigue.

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