Veterans

  • Background

The Veterans Brain Injury Task Force, which includes representatives from the civilian and military sector, and key government agencies, addresses the increasing needs for brain injury awareness and education as many of our Nebraska veterans return from Afghanistan and Iraq with the wars' signature wound of brain injury. The Nebraska Veterans Brain Injury Task Force has been working to increase the awareness of brain injury across the state as veterans with brain injury may not always be able to self-identify problems. It is important to reach out to many different audiences since veterans with brain injury need support not only from the VA and DoD but also from family members, employers, educators, clergy, the local health care systems, the state and community leaders to have a successful transition back home and in their lives.

The vision of the Task Force is that every military member, veteran and family member is connected to the right program, resource and/or benefit at the right time.

The mission of the Task Force is to serve the Brain Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Reintegration needs of Nebraska’s military, veterans and their families through, advocacy, education and by leveraging resources.

The Veterans Task Force is led by the executive director of the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska. The vision of the Task Force is that every military member, veteran and family member is connected to the right program, resource and/or benefit at the right time. The mission of the Task Force is to serve the Brain Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Reintegration needs of Nebraska’s military, veterans and their families through, advocacy, education and by leveraging resources. The strength and productivity of the Task Force comes from the diversity, the wisdom and the passion of its members. To learn more about the Veterans Task Force, share an idea, or become involved in the Task Force, contact Peggy Reisher at Peggy@biane.org or call 402-423-2463. The Veterans Brain Injury Task Force is an important component of the Nebraska Brain Injury Alliance.

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