Resources for Members

Closing the Health Care Knowledge Gap

To help consumers understand their out-of-pocket health care costs as they shop for a marketplace plan, the National Health Council has launched PuttingPatientsFirst.net, an interactive web-based suite of resources. Read more about the initiative here.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is around the corner, and this year, National Child Abuse Prevention Month is focusing on the theme, "Making Meaningful Connections." To learn how to support meaningful and measurable change in children's well-being, and engage families and communities in the prevention of child maltreatment, you can visit the Children’s Bureau’s Child Welfare Information Gateway.

Children’s Bureau Launches New Evaluation Summit

The Children's Bureau has developed the Child Welfare Evaluation Virtual Summit Series, a new online venue that uses video as a way to advance the major objectives of the conference. The videos are designed to build capacity for improved evaluation, promote dialogue among evaluation stakeholders, and disseminate information on key evaluation topics.

New Releases from The National Academies Press

Gulf War and Health, Volume 9: Long-Term Effects of Blast Exposures is an assessment of the relevant scientific information and draws conclusions regarding the strength of the evidence of an association between exposure to blast and health effects. The report also includes recommendations for research most likely to provide VA with knowledge that can be used to inform decisions on how to prevent blast injuries, how to diagnose them effectively, and how to manage, treat, and rehabilitate victims of battlefield traumas in the immediate aftermath of a blast and in the long term.

Institute of Medicine Releases New Report

The Institute of Medicine’s new report, Preventing Psychological Disorders in Service Members and Their Families: An Assessment of Programs, assesses the evidence base for the Department of Defense's existing prevention programs for psychological disorders among active-duty service members and their families and makes recommendations about program development and implementation.