WRIISC: educating providers leads to optimal health for Gulf War Veterans
VA’s War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) educates health care providers nationwide on how to best care for Veterans with post-deployment health concerns. To achieve this, the WRIISC collaborates with VA’s Employee Education System to develop online training modules available to VA and non-VA community providers.
There are currently four modules available. The topics include:
- How health care providers can identify, assess, and manage deploymentrelated environmental exposure concerns
- Airborne hazards and open burn pit exposure concerns and VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry
- How providers can identify, diagnose, manage, and appropriately treat Gulf War illness
- Chronic multisymptom illness identification, management, and treatment
As of November 2018, more than 1,100 health care providers have completed one or more modules. The WRIISC plans to develop additional on-demand, web-based trainings for providers. Learn more about these trainings.