Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force Report
VA released the 2012-2013 Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Task Force report (932 KB, PDF) February 28, 2014.
The report identifies seven specific areas where VA is improving care and services for 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans.
- Clinical Care: Leveraging Veteran-Centric Specialty Services in Primary Care
- Clinical Education and Training: Putting Clinical Knowledge into Practice
- Veteran Benefits: Delivering Compensation and Pension and Fiduciary Services
- Veteran Outreach: Improving Communications to Gulf War Veterans
- Partnerships: Improved Data Sharing with the Department of Defense
- Ongoing Scientific Review and Surveillance: Taking Advantage of Untapped Sources of Data Related to Veterans’ Health
- Research and Development: Encouraging Targeted Efforts
The mission of the Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Task Force is to:
- Identify gaps in services as well as opportunities to better serve 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans.
- Develop results-oriented recommendations that decisively advance VA’s efforts to address their needs.
- Apply lessons learned from past practices and policies that can improve today’s programs and services supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn Veterans.