$20.1 million grant expands UCLA Operation Mend ’s mental health program

UCLA Health Operation Mend has received a five-year, $20.1 million grant from Wounded Warrior Project to expand its intensive treatment program that serves veterans with post-traumatic stress and mild traumatic brain injuries and their caregivers.The contribution is the largest ever to Operation Mend and is part of a larger $160 million investment that Wounded Warrior Project is making to increase its support of the Warrior Care Network, which includes UCLA, Emory Healthcare, Massachusetts General Hospital and Rush University Medical Center.“UCLA Operation Mend provides life-changing services for veterans and families in need of specialized medical, psychological and social support services. Thanks to the generosity of the Warrior Care Network, patients and their families will have greater access to the care they need,” said Johnes e Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of the UCLA Hospital System. “UCLA Health is honored to partner with the Warrior Care Network and grateful to Wounded Warrior Project for its incredible commitment to healing our nation’s veterans.”The funding will allow the program to more than double the number of mental health patients and caregivers treated by the program, which, in its first three years at UCLA, had outcomes showing all participants experiencing statistically significant reductions in all symptoms and a program completion rate of 97 percent.“We’re grateful to be able to help war...
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