Regional Health Command Central
Warrior Resiliency Program
The Warrior Resiliency Program (WRP) is a direct reporting unit of Regional Health Command-Central. The primary focus of the organization is the provision of virtual healthcare or tele-behavioral health patient care services to RHC-C military treatment facilities. In addition to providing clinical services, the WRP oversees and administers the Regional Suicide Reduction Initiative. The primary activities of the SRI include epidemiological tracking and review of Regional suicides and training MTF behavioral health providers in evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies for suicide risk mitigation and prevention. Other activities include the provision of operational support to the RHC-C Behavioral Health Service Line and behavioral health Subject Matter Expertise consultation to Region.
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In the summer of 2007, the Department of Defense Health Affairs “Red Cell” on psychological health and TBI made 397 recommendations to Congress for military Behavioral Health. While these recommendations spanned multiple lines of action, 84 of them focused on psychological health. In response to these recommendations, in FY 07 and FY 08 Congress allotted $900M of supplemental funding for psychological health and TBI. Programs seeking funding were invited to submit a Red Cell proposal to address those gaps. In December 2007 a proposal was submitted to the Red Cell for the formation of the WRP, which would focus on the prevention and treatment of combat and deployment stressors impacting warriors and families. The WRP Red Cell proposal was approved in February 2008, and the WRP was formed.
The objectives of the WRP have evolved considerably since its inception. Initially, the organization developed three main objectives. The first objective was to build and restore resiliency among Warriors and their families. The second objective was to identify and overcome gaps in Military Behavioral Health for building and restoring resiliency. Lastly, the WRP sought to transform a legacy pathology based mental health system into a resilience oriented behavioral health care system.
Although the WRP maintains these objectives in general, the organization has evolved into the RHC-C TBH Hub. In fact, the WRP has quickly evolved into one of the Army leaders in TBH services. In FY15 the organization provided nearly 14,000 clinical encounters which is a 50% increase over FY14 and a 100% increase over FY13.
The WRP provides a wide range of tele-behavioral health services. In essence, the organization has the capability to provide any clinical and consultative service consistent with capabilities of traditional multi-disciplinary clinics. Specific clinical services include:
Specific to evidence-based treatments and protocols the WRP provides the following:
A unique capability of the WRP is that through collaborative program and training efforts the organization is able to leverage the expertise of civilian, academic, and other federal behavioral health experts in suicide risk, psychological trauma, and psychological resiliency. Select examples of current and past collaborative efforts include:
Publications and Presentations