Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force Report
VA released the draft Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Task Force 2012 report (601 KB, PDF) for public comment May 14, 2013.
Better care and services for Gulf War Veterans
The draft report identifies seven specific areas where VA will strive to improve 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, including women 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.