Emory Healthcare Veterans Program receives grant from Blue Angels Foundation

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Feb. 23, 2018

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The Blue Angels Foundation has donated $300,000 to the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program (EHVP) to support efforts to provide comprehensive care and treatment for post-9/11 Veterans and service members suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

“Emory’s Veterans Program is making great strides in the wounded Veteran community. We look forward to working together to make a big difference for our nation’s service men and women and their families affected by PTSD,” says Mike Campbell, president of the Blue Angels Foundation. The Blue Angels Foundation’s mission is to support wounded Veterans.

The Emory Healthcare Veterans Program operates an intensive outpatient treatment program for Veterans that aims to reduce the symptoms of PTSD. The program is a comprehensive, two-week treatment regimen helping Veterans re-engage in daily life and promoting physical and mental health and wellness treating Veterans and service members from across the country at no cost to the Veteran.

 “This generous gift will help us continue our innovative Veteran health care efforts and serve more individuals at no cost to the Veterans. Together with the Blue Angels Foundation, we are healing the wounds of service,” says Emory Healthcare Veterans Program director Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University School of Medicine.

Through the program patients have access to a wide range of services, from daily individual therapy, to family therapy, to various recreational activities to build coping and relationship skills.

For more information on the Emory Healthcare Veterans program, visit emoryhealthcare.org/veterans or call 1-888-514-5345.

About the Blue Angels Foundation

The Blue Angels Foundation is a 501 (C) (3) Public Charity. Contributions are deductible as provided by Law. The Blue Angels Foundation is a non-profit corporation consisting of former members of the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron and is not a part of the United States Navy.

No endorsement, express or implied of the Blue Angels Foundation or its activities is made by the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy or the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron. For more information on the Blue Angels Foundation go to www.blueangelsfoundation.org.

 

About the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program

Emory’s Veterans Program is part of a collaboration with Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to offer services to post-9/11 veterans and their families. WWP established the Warrior Care Network as a nationwide, comprehensive care network that enhances access and provides clinical and family-centered treatment to warriors suffering from PTSD, TBI and other related conditions. The other members of Warrior Care Network are Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and UCLA Health in Los Angeles.