Emory University - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Emory University

Emory Healthcare Veterans Program (EHVP)

Service Area: Georgia and the Southern United States

Emory Healthcare Veterans Program (EHVP) treats conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), anxiety, and depression related to military service. EHVP’s highly skilled team includes specialists in psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology and social work. For many service members and veterans, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated mental health symptoms by increasing their feelings of isolation. Yet, many healthcare providers are limiting access to, and/or overwhelmed by, COVID-19 patients, and some veterans and service members are unable to attend in-person mental health appointments to address their conditions. COVID-19 has become another barrier preventing service members and veterans from seeking vital help. With this BWF grant, EHVP will provide virtual evidence-based therapy to improve mental health outcomes for 30 individuals living in Georgia and the Southern United States who are either post-9/11 veterans or family members of post-9/11 veterans.