New Law Will Improve Access to Mental Health Care for Veterans in Rural Areas
President Joe Biden’s recent signature on the Sgt. Brandon Ketchum Rural Veterans Mental Health Act of 2021 will soon expand mental health resources to veterans in rural areas. The new law marks important progress for one of Wounded Warrior Project’s (WWP) legislative priorities.
WWP Supports Introduction of The True Cost of War Recognition Act
Wounded Warrior Project®(WWP) applauds the recent introduction of the Comprehensive and Overdue Support for Troops (COST) of War Recognition Act of 2021, by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). This new legislation combines key aspects of multiple toxic exposure bills introduced by this Congress, all pieces of an important and complex puzzle. The result is a comprehensive solution for all veterans who suffer from toxic exposure illnesses, now and in the future.
WWP Applauds U.S. House Passage of Key Mental Health Legislation
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) applauds the recent passage of several critical pieces of mental health legislation through the U.S. House of Representatives. These include: the Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act, the Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act, the Helping Emergency Responders Overcome (HERO) Act, and the Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act of 2021.
WWP Testifies Before Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committees on Toxic Exposure Legislation
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) government affairs specialist Aleks Morosky recently testified before the Senate and House Committees on Veterans' Affairs, encouraging Congress to take action on toxic exposure legislation.
WWP Testifies Before Congress on Pending Legislation Impacting Veterans
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Government Affairs Director Brian Dempsey testified before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, on pending women veteran and rural veteran legislation.
WWP Supports Introduction of Toxic Exposure Legislation
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) applauds the recent introduction of S.927 and H.R.2127 Toxic Exposure in the American Military (TEAM) Act. This legislation will expand health care eligibility and create a framework for establishing presumptive service connection for all military toxic exposures, now and in the future.
WWP Testifies Before Congress in Support of Women Veterans
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Chief Program Officer Jennifer Silva testified yesterday before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, sharing WWP's longstanding support of women warriors and its recommendations to Congress on how to better serve women veterans. Silva's testimony comes a week after the release of WWP's Women Warriors Initiative report, which represents a year of research into the experiences, challenges, and livelihoods of the women veterans WWP serves.
WWP Discusses Significance of Annual Survey Results
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) discussed recent findings from its 10th Annual Warrior Survey at The Brookings Institution. This survey is the largest and most comprehensive survey of the physical, social, economic, and mental health needs facing the post-9/11 generation of wounded, ill, and injured veterans.
WWP Shows Need for Veteran Mental Health Care at CNAS Symposium
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) joined experts from medical, veteran, and military communities at a symposium on veterans' mental health, hosted by The Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
WWP Discusses Addressing Mental Health at Washington Post Live Event
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) shared how it is addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) – the signature wounds of the global war on terror – during Washington Post Live's The Changing Face of American Veterans event.
WWP Announced Formation of Toxic Exposures Coalition
For thousands of service members who served in the post-9/11 generation, environmental and chemical hazard exposures have carried real and potential health risks. Service members and veterans seem to be suffering from uncommon illnesses or unusual early onset of more familiar diseases like cancer.
WWP Asks for Expanded Benefits for Specially Adapted Housing
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) director of government affairs, Derek Fronabarger, testified before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee today on the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) benefit. Fronabarger highlighted areas where Congress can take action, specifically around the existing financial and timeframe limitations of the benefit.
Wounded Warrior Project Testifies On VA Job Program Recommendations
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) testified before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, on efforts to reform VA's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program.
Wounded Warriors Visit White House During Annual Soldier Ride
Twenty-nine wounded, ill, and injured post-9/11 service members and veterans visited President Donald Trump at the White House during the annual Washington, DC Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride® – a multi-day cycling event that empowers injured veterans to overcome physical challenges and discover a sense of community among their fellow riders.
WWP Addresses Joint Veterans Affairs Committees
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) testified before the Senate and House Committees on Veterans' Affairs, identifying some of the biggest issues that wounded, ill, and injured service members face.
WWP to Announce 2018 Annual Warrior Survey Findings at The Brookings Institution
Every year, WWP conducts the nation's largest and most comprehensive survey of post-9/11 veterans who have sustained both physical and hidden injuries while serving the nation.
WWP Lays Wreath at Arlington National Cemetery During Veterans Day Ceremony
At Arlington National Cemetery, WWP Legislative Affairs Director Brian Dempsey and WWP teammate and Air Force Veteran Tanisha Brown participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
WWP Government and Community Relations Team Reflects on 2018
In 2018, we expanded our government and community relations team, and worked alongside our nation’s leaders in the executive and legislative branches to improve physical and mental health care and economic opportunities for veterans.
WWP Leadership Participates in Americas Largest Military Trade Show
To build a resilient network of local community support across the nation, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) works alongside like-minded organizations that impact the health and well-being of wounded veterans.
WWP Advises Congress on Suicide Prevention Best Practices
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) testified before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs as part of its ongoing suicide prevention advocacy efforts with our nation’s leaders.
WWP, VSOs, and Congressional Leaders Announce Passage of “Death Gratuity” Payment Reform Bill
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) applauds the addition of H.R. 1928 Families of The Fallen Service Members Act to the minibus carrying the defense appropriations package.