Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program (JVHP)
Issue Area: Education and Employment
The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare improves healthcare through nursing. It provides scholarships and advances leadership and innovation; collaborates on initiatives with other leaders in the healthcare and veterans fields; and addresses the dire health care needs of veterans. This Bob Woodruff Foundation grant will provide scholarships to five Jonas Nursing Scholars whose research will focus on the “hidden injuries of war,” including traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, military sexual trauma and intimacy after injury. As the largest segment of the healthcare workforce, nurses are at the center of delivering care to all Americans. This program supports those who serve veterans, and improves direct patient care, research, policy and education. The result is a better-prepared and more sensitive healthcare workforce that understands the unique healthcare needs of the diverse veteran population.