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VISN 20 MIRECC Research Tools and Resources

VISN 20 Research Tools and Resources

Research ToolsPsychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE) Combat and Operational Stress Reactions (COSRs) - The PHCoE was first established in 1995 as the Gulf War Health Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, its mission was to care for Gulf War veterans with war-related physical and mental health challenges. In 1999 it became the Deployment Health Clinical Center – one of three DOD centers of excellence for deployment health. COSRs are expected responses to combat and military operations, the services maintain combat and operational stress control (COSC) programs to improve service members’ ability to manage combat and operational stress. 

PHCoE’s Combat Stress Reactions: Tips for Providers - Offering an overview of the ‘defense cascade’, examples of service members’ experiences, and tips for working with service members who may experience Combat Stress Reaction.

PTSDpubs
- This database, formerly called PILOTS, is produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. The database provides citations and abstracts to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other psychological effects of trauma.

American Psychiatric Association - Help With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder offers blog posts, Editor's Choice, Expert Q & A, and more APA Resources for Patients and Families.

Additional links to resources can be found through the VISN 20 Newsflash Resources section of the website.
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The Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (NW MIRECC) of the Veterans Integrated Services Network (VISN) 20 seeks to improve the mental health and well-being of Veterans through research and dissemination of information to providers both within the VA and the general public. The NW MIRECC mission is to contribute to better treatment of the unseen wounds of war (PTSD, mild traumatic brain injury, and their comorbidities). The VA VISN 20 Northwest Health Network consists of four states across three time zones; Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. The primary research center located in VA Puget Sound Health Care System is affiliated with the University of Washington. VA Puget Sound serves Veterans from a five-state area in the Pacific Northwest with two main divisions: American Lake and Seattle. In addition to the main medical centers, VA Puget Sound provides health care services in Washington state at six community-based outpatient clinics in Bellevue, Bremerton, Federal Way, Mount Vernon, Port Angeles, and Seattle. The research center located at VA Portland Heath Care System is affiliated with the Oregon Health and Science University. VA Portland serves Veterans from Oregon and Southwest Washington with two main divisions: Portland and Vancouver. In addition to the main medical centers, VA Portland Health Care System provides health care services in Oregon state at ten outpatient clinics in Bend, Fairview, Hillsboro, North Coast (Camp Rilea), Newport, Lincoln City, Portland, Salem, The Dalles, and West Linn. Vet Centers in the VISN 20 Health Care Network are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active-duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Space Force service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families.

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