Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces
DEPT OF DEFENSE TASK FORCE ALEXANDRIA VA ON CARE MANAGEMENT AND TRANSITION OF RECOVERING WOUNDED ILL AND INJURED MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES
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The Recovering Warrior Task Force RWTF found many excellent practices emerging from every level serving Recovering Warriors RWs, from individual staff at installations to Service-level and Department-level offices. The RWTF also noted several challenges, barriers, and opportunities for improvement of programs and policies and formulated recommendations to address them. These recommendations and associated findings are organized in Chapter 2 of the report under five headings Overall Effectiveness of Department of Defense DoD Recovering Warrior Policies and Programs, Restoring Wellness and Function, Restoring into Society, Optimizing Ability, and Enabling a Better Future. The RWTF observed several consistent themes in RW programs and policies. Disparities exist across RW programs and policies in the Headquarters or Department vision and in the way in which those programs and policies are implemented in the field and experienced by RWs and their families. Clear, consistent, and accurate information does not reliably reach RWs about the programs and policies intended to support them. Also, parity of care across the Services has not been achieved. From language used to services offered, eligibility criteria, and staffing requirements, the Services implement policies and programs differently. Some of these differences disadvantage subpopulations of the RW community. There also are significant differences in the experiences of Active Component AC RWs, Reserve Component RC RWs healing at Active Duty installations, and RC RWs receiving community-based care.
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