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RESPECT-Mil Implementation Page

Background

Created by international experts in primary care management of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), RESPECT-Mil (Re-Engineering Systems for the Primary Care Treatment of Depression and PTSD in the Military) is an innovative program to provide systematic evidenced-based care to Soldiers with symptoms of depression and PTSD in the primary care setting. It is a systems approach designed to improve treatment outcomes while helping clinics to more fully implement the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines for Major Depressive Disorder and PTSD. The RESPECT-Mil treatment model involves primary care providers, assisted by RESPECT-Mil Care Facilitators (RCFs) trained to screen their patients for depression and PTSD and to communicate with them about behavioral health issues. Advantages of this care model include identifying and treating problems early, delivering effective, easy-to-access care in the primary care setting with reduced stigma, and promoting collaboration between primary care and behavioral health in military treatment facilities. This model also provides improved continuity of care for problems that require long-term, sustained interventions and as a result, Soldiers in the RESPECT-Mil program are less likely to "fall through the cracks" of an often complex health services delivery system.

This Web page was developed to provide policies and directives, fact sheets, clinical tools, training material, and related links to assist healthcare providers implement the RESPECT-Mil Program. Information on the care for depression and PTSD in the primary care setting and the roles of the primary care clinician, behavioral health specialist and care facilitator can be found on the RESPECT-Mil Web Page.

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Policies and Directives

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Clinical Guidance

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Other Related Information

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Manuals and Guidelines

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Forms and Measures

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RESPECT-Mil Care Facilitator (RCF) Tools

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Education and Training

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RESPECT-Mil Newsletter

DHCC RESPECT-Mil program now provides a semi-annual newsletter highlighting RESPECT-Mil activities at DHCC and various sites. We intend for this newsletter to be a source of information, a communication instrument and a place to celebrate our providers. To subscribe to the newsletter, please submit a request at this link PDHealth.RESPECT-Mil@amedd.army.mil and indicate whether you prefer a link to the newsletter or a hardcopy mailed to your address. When requesting a hardcopy, please provide you full mailing address with a contact phone number.

Research

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Related Links

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