The Department of Defense (DoD) has selected TriWest Healthcare Alliance to provide managed care support to the DoD Defense Health Agency TRICARE program in the West region. This includes California, where Blue Shield of California will provide coverage of various healthcare services for military members and their families.   TRICARE is the uniformed services healthcare … Read more

In 2021, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration partnered with the US Department of Veteran Affairs to initiate a challenge for states and cities.      The effort is called Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenges to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF). Made up of military and civilian teams, the … Read more

Colorado is launching an online platform, Operation Veteran Strong, designed to connect veterans to the right national and local resources at the right time to increase self-awareness, build resilience, and prevent the development of mental health and well-being crises. Although veterans make up nearly 10% of the population, 17% of all suicides in Colorado are … Read more