Integrating Health and Social Services for Veterans by Empowering Family Caregivers (Non-CHLP)

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August 7, 2019
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9:00 - 10:00 am PDT / 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT


This is a Research-in-Progress webinar hosted by Systems for Action National Coordinating Center. Federal funding was approved in 2010 to establish a national program to provide veterans’ caregivers with training on how to navigate the VA system, function as a care team member, and improve clinical skills. Evidence from the initial group of enrollees showed that veterans whose family caregivers participated in the program utilized more primary, specialty, and mental health services than did those whose caregivers did not participate. While use of health services increased, data regarding the influence of family caregivers on veterans’ use of social services is still needed. This webinar will showcase a one-year developmental study that specifically investigates the effect of institutional support for family caregivers on veterans’ use of vocational rehabilitation and educational social services.