“A Call to Action”
Working Together to Restore Mental Well-Being to our Veterans

Monday, March 18, 2013
12pm – 2pm
One Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

The Aspen Institute proudly announces the launch of its Aspen Veterans Initiative, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Give an Hour, Corporation for National and Community Service and The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, which will foster discussion among clinicians, organizations and policy makers about meeting the mental health needs of returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.

Over the next 5 years, the Initiative will produce educational materials for frontline providers in the civilian population, develop a track at the Health Forum dedicated to veterans and build a coalition committed to provoking discussions about challenges and solutions related to the mental well-being of returning veterans.

Remarks by: 

Peter Long, PhD, President & Chief Executive Officer
Blue Shield of California Foundation

Featured Speakers:

Koby Langley, JD, Senior Advisor, Veterans, Wounded Warriors and Military Family Initiatives Corporation for National and Community Service

Paul Rieckhoff, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

Casey T. Taft, PhD, Staff Psychologist, Associate Professor of Psychiatry
National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston University School of Medicine

Barbara Van Dahlen, PhD, Founder and President
Give an Hour


James Dao, Reporter and Co-editor of the At War Blog
New York Times

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