Wounded Warrior Project investing $160M in veterans health care
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Wounded Warrior Project on Tuesday announced a $160 million investment in the mental health care of wounded veterans at a news conference aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
“We’re grateful to be able to help warriors access world-class mental health treatment,” WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington said in a release. “We’re humbled by the support of the nation that allows us to commit to this care.”
WWP launched Warrior Care Network® in January 2016 with the goal of addressing the invisible wounds of war – post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
With the help of its four academic medical center partners, Warrior Care Network provides a year’s worth of mental health care in intensive two-to-three week programs.
Warrior Care Network partner programs are Operation Mend, at UCLA Health; the Veterans Program at Emory Healthcare; Road Home at Rush University Medical Center; and Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program.
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