Health Care Innovations Exchange: Live TweetChat on June 18

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Chats on Change: Home Base Program for Veterans with PTSD

When: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 12:00 pm EST

Join the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange for a live TweetChat with Dr. Rebecca Weintraub Brendel and Dr. Benjamin Miller. We will discuss how the Boston Red Sox Foundation has teamed with Massachusetts General Hospital to support veterans with PTSD and their families.

The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program was created in 2009 to serve Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and families affected by combat or deployment-related stress and traumatic brain injury (TBI) — the “invisible wounds of war.” The Home Base Program provides clinical care and support services for service members, veterans, and their families throughout New England; offers community education about the “invisible wounds of war” and the challenges facing military families; and conducts research to improve understanding and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and TBI.

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Rebecca Weintraub Brendel

Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD

Dr. Rebecca Weintraub Brendel is Clinical Director of the Veterans Program at the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Home Base Program. She has served as a psychiatrist at the Law & Psychiatry Service and the Consultation Psychiatry Service and as faculty of the Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior at MGH. She previously served as Associate Director of the Harvard Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr. Weintraub Brendel is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Benjamin Miller

Benjamin Miller, PsyD

Dr. Benjamin Miller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine where he is responsible for integrating mental health across all three of the Department’s core mission areas: clinical, education, and research. He is currently the Director of the Office of Integrated Healthcare Research and Policy in the Department of Family Medicine.

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