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WELCOME TO THE RESPECT-Mil PROGRAM

Welcome to the RESPECT-Mil Program. RESPECT-Mil stands for Re-Engineering Systems of Primary Care Treatment in the Military. It's a system of primary care designed to enhance the recognition and high-quality management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression.

RESPECT-Mil is a treatment model designed by the United States Department of Defenses' Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC) to screen, assess and treat active duty Soldiers with depression and/or PTSD. This program is modeled directly after a program that’s proven effective in treating civilian patients with depression. Several of the internationally-known experts who developed the civilian model have helped DHCC adapt the approach for military primary care use.

RESPECT-Mil uses the Three Component Model (3CM) of care, featuring the coordination of Primary Care Providers, Care Facilitators and Behavioral Health Specialists in the unique service of Soldiers with behavioral health needs.

The US Army Medical Command has directed wide implementation of RESPECT-Mil in Army primary care facilities. Tri-service implementation is in the planning stages.