Welcome to the Interagency Resource Center. This section of the Community Provider Toolkit brings together key resources from the Department of Defense (DoD), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support the behavioral health and wellness of Veterans and their families. We are committed to ensuring that the men and women who have served our nation are able to access and connect with resources that support their well-being and ability to thrive. We hope that you will explore these DoD, SAMHSA, and VA resources.
This inventory provides an overview of resources for health and social service professionals interested in enhancing their outreach and support for older Veterans who have or are at risk for behavioral health conditions.
The 2016 Annual report for the Interagency Task Force on Military and Veterans Mental Health is now available. Download the report to read more about the work accomplished by the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Department of Defense (DoD) oversees the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Reserve forces. With more than 1.3 million men and women on active duty, 1.1 million serving in reserve forces, and 856,000 civilian personnel, DoD is the largest U.S. Government agency as well as the world's largest employer. The mission of the Defense Department is to deter war and to protect the security of the United States. As part of its commitment to the health care of each and every Service member and Veteran, DoD provides resource information, services and tools for current and former military Service members and their families.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities and works with our federal partners to address the behavioral health needs of America's servicemember - active duty, National Guard, Reserve, and Veterans, along with their families, by leading efforts to ensure that community-based services are accessible, culturally competent, and trauma-informed.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the government agency that supports Veterans in their life after military service with benefits and health care. VA’s mission is to fulfill President Lincoln's promise, "to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan", by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. VA is comprised of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and the National Cemetery Administration (NCA). VA operates the nation's largest integrated health care system, with more than 1,700 hospitals, clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and other facilities.