The Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Task Force (GWVI-TF) was set up to address the specific and unique concerns of Veterans of the 1990-1991 Gulf War Era. The focus of the GWVI-TF is to develop and integrate new knowledge into services that will directly benefit Veterans of the 1990-1991 Gulf War.
Over the past year, the GWVI-TF has continued to work to improve care and services to Gulf War Veterans. The work has proceeded around a premise that the efforts must become a part of the culture and ongoing operations of VA and not simply the purview of a special Task Force. To accomplish this goal, the GWVI-TF solidified the framework for organizing and synchronizing its efforts. That framework serves as the overarching template for this report. The framework is composed of the seven lines of effort listed below. These seven lines provide the framework of the 2011 and 2012 reports. VA welcomes your comments and suggestions regarding the report in each these areas. Please select the link(s) below and provide us your feedback on this important report.
- 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
Thank you for your continued service and for helping VA to improve the services to this important Veteran group.