Texas Pilot Program Seeks To Coordinate Mental Health Care For Veterans
Elsewhere, the Veterans Affairs regional director who will temporarily oversee health care operations in the Southwest has a controversial record, reports the Arizona Republic.
The Texas Tribune:
Mental Health Initiative For Veterans To Take Next Step
For Tony Solomon, an Army veteran turned behavioral health advocate, a newly announced state initiative is just what Texas needs to focus on the coordination of mental health care programs for veterans. “It’s about how can we tackle one or two or three issues with several agencies working together,” said Solomon, director of the Harris County Veterans Behavioral Health Initiative, whose mission is to connect veterans and their families with local, state and federal resources. Solomon is one of more than 50 people who this week will learn how to apply for grants during the pilot phase of the Texas Veterans Initiative — a joint effort between the state and a nonprofit to provide state matching funds to local mental health efforts benefiting veterans. (Rocha, 12/2)
Latest Regional VA Director Has Controversial Work History
The Department of Veterans Affairs has imported a new boss to temporarily oversee health-care operations in the Southwest — one with a history of VA controversy at her permanent post in Florida, including a hidden video camera installed in a patient's room. (Wagner, 12/1)