Health & Wellness 

8/11/2011 12:00 AM 

Information about health care options available to military personnel and their families, including TRICARE, as well as other non-profit organizations provided health information and support.


 Health & Wellness Resources

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology
AACAP produces several online fact sheets for military families, including:

AOL Health- Caregiver Support Guide
This guide assists and provides information to caregivers on a number of  topics such as, battling stress, choosing a healthcare agent, and how to compare medicare plans. The website also provides advice and tips on a host of other related topics.

Army Behavioral Health
This Web site provides resources and information regarding mental well-being for Soldiers and their family members. Provided by the U.S. Army Medical Department, it is intended for interested Soldiers, family members, the public, news media and Army Medical Department Beneficiaries.

Believe in Tomorrow Foundation
The Believe in Tomorrow Foundation provides respite care to families with critically ill children, including military families.

CaringBridge
Non-profit organization allowing families to connect with hospitalized loved ones by providing password-protected personalized web pages, complete with journal entries and photographs.

Defense Centers of Excellence
DCoE assesses, validates, oversees and facilitates prevention, resilience, identification, treatment, outreach, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs for psychological health (PH) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) to ensure the Department of Defense meets the needs of the nation's military communities, warriors and families.

DeployMed Research Link
A Department of Defense website designed to inform Servicemembers, researchers & health care providers, and leaders about DoD and other federally funded research on deployment-related health issues.

DisabilityInfo.gov (Federal and State Resources for Individuals with Disabilites)
This website is a collaborative effort between 22 federal agencies to provide a one-stop information and referal service for individuals with disabilities. The website has also has state map feature to make it easier to find disability-related information in your community. To browse through state information, just select one of the nine subject tabs — benefits, civil rights, community life, education, employment, health, housing, technology or transportation — at the top of any DisabilityInfo.gov page. Then click on the State and Local Resources map on the right-hand side bar to find information on that subject in your state.

Fisher House Foundation
The Fisher House Foundation administers comfort homes near military medical centers for military family members with hospitalized relatives.

Frontline: The Vaccine War: PBS
Examining the emotionally charged debate over medical risks vs. benefits and a parent's right to make choices about her child vs. a community's common good.

Armed Services Blood Program
The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) plays a key role in providing quality blood products for Servicemembers and their families in both peace and war. As a joint operation among the military services (Army, Navy, Air Force), the ASBP has many components working together to collect, process, store, distribute, and transfuse blood worldwide.

Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.

MHS Organization
health.mil is a Military Health System (MHS) website provided by the U.S. Department of Defense

Hooah 4 Health
A U.S. Army health promotion and wellness web site.

Medicare
The official US Government site for people with Medicare.

Military Homefront Counseling
MilitaryHOMEFRONT is the Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) program information, policy and guidance designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers. This website provides informational papers, resources, and educational tools on counseling to assist in reducing the stigma which surrounds receiving professional counseling.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.  NAMI focuses on three cornerstones of activity that offer hope, reform and health: Support, Education and Advocacy.

National Capital Regional Medical Joint Task Force
NCRMJTF was established by the Deputy Secretary of Defense to oversee the delivery of integrated healthcare in the NCA, ensure readiness, and execute the BRAC business plans to achieve the vision of establishing a world-class medical center at the hub of the nation's premier regional healthcare system serving our military and our nation.

National Resource Directory - Health
Servicemember and Veterans may be affected by a wide range of medical conditions and concerns.  Visit the Natioal Resource Directory's Health website for resources that support the recovery, rehabilitation and well-being of Servicemembers and veterans.

PDHealth.mil
A DoD website for health providers to assist Servicemembers and their families with health issues following deployment.

Save-a-Life Tour
An alcohol awareness program designed to educate people about the dangers associated with drinking and driving.  Please visit the website for more information.

Soldier Fitness Tracker
Army Family members can now use the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness global assessment tool and all its online self-improvement modules without having a sponsored Army Knowledge Online account. Family members can now get their own, unique ID, user name and password directly using this website.

Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists (SOFAR)
SOFAR is a pro-bono program run by mental health professionals to provide support and counseling and educational services to the families of National Guard and Reserve Servicemembers returning from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait.

TRICARE
Official site for all TRICARE information.

TRICARE North
TRICARE South
TRICARE West
TRICARE Overseas
TRICARE for Life
TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy
TRICARE Retail Pharmacy

Tricare: DEERS
DEERS is a worldwide, computerized database of uniformed services members (sponsors), their family members, and others who are eligible for military benefits, including TRICARE. All sponsors are automatically registered in DEERS.  However, the sponsor must register eligible family members.

TRICARE Educational Briefings
Humana Military Healthcare Services (HMHS) provides these online briefings to help National Guard and Reserve members learn about TRICARE benefits, TRICARE, inactive duty status, benefits during pre-activation and activation periods, TRICARE for family members, TRICARE Reserve Select, and behavioral healthcare services.

TRICARE for Life Handbook
The TRICARE for Life Handbook is a comprehensive book that discusses the TRICARE for Life coverage

TRICARE Quit-Line
TRICARE beneficiaries within the U.S. can get assistance by calling the toll-free quitline 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including weekends and holidays. Beneficiaries residing in the TRICARE South Region can reach the quitline at 877-414-9949.  Beneficiaries living in the North Region can call 866-459-8766 and those living in the West Region can call 866-244-6870.

TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS)
Premium based TRICARE Plan offered for purchase for certain members or former members of Reserve component and their families.

Tricare Warrior and Navigation Assistance Program
The Warrior Navigation and Assistance Program was created to help guide warriors and their families through the maze of health care systems, connect them with the resources to return them to productive lives, and help them over the hurdles they encounter.

TRICARE's Wounded, Ill, & Injured Toolkit
TRICARE's Toolkit provides a variety of communication's vehicles for Servicemembers, who are wounded, ill or injured, to view and utilize their TRICARE benefits. 

The Association of the United States Army Family Programs Directorate does not endorse any of the organizations listed nor the information about services provided on their websites.