Testimony from Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army Surgeon General, highlights the advances made in military mental health practices that have improved behavioral healthcare services to troops.  Research, supported by Congressional funding, has resulted in programs such as those that embed combat stress teams in Afghanistan, which have “demonstrated significant reductions in key behavioral health measures while knocking down access barriers and stigma.”  Research has also led to improvements in identifying and treating traumatic brain injury and increased access to tele-behavioral health care, practices that will benefit both active duty servicemembers and veterans across North Carolina who need behavioral healthcare both at war and at home.

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