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Health publications

Benefits and payments

  • Pension officer handbook front page
    Overview: Repatriation handbooks for pension and wellbeing officers.
  • Planning ahead cover image.
    Overview: Planning Ahead is a publication designed to help veterans and their families prepare for bereavement. There is also a checklist that can be used to record the contact details of important people, businesses and organisations that may need to be notified in case of your death.
  • Cover: "The next stage — Making the change to civilian life"
    Overview: DVA is here for you. You might not need help now, but you might need it down the track, so it is important you are aware of the support and services you can access. Contact us to find out what we can do to help.

Health and Wellbeing

Providers

  • InPho newsletter cover image
    Overview: An electronic newsletter for public hospitals. DVA InPHo aims to provide public hospital staff with information on DVA innovations, changes to processes, reports on various DVA activities and provider enquiry contact numbers.
  • Phacts newsletter cover image - text with small portrait of a woman.
    Overview: PHacts ('Private Hospital activities') – the electronic newsletter for private hospitals. PHacts aims to provide private hospital staff with information on innovations, changes to processes, and reports on various DVA activities as well as contact details for relevant business areas.
  • NHP thumbnail
    Overview: DVA Provider News is DVA’s on-line newsletter which provides information to health care professionals about DVA services, events, initiatives and procedures.
  • Overview: Effective discharge planning optimises positive post-hospital physical and mental health outcomes for patients, reduces hospital readmission and improves patient independence.
  • Coordinated Veterans' Care Program logo
    Overview: The Guide for General Practice has been developed to help with the implementation of the Coordinated Veterans' Care Program.

Mental health

  • At Ease web site front page screen shot.
    Overview: The At Ease mental health portal contains a variety of publications and other resources such as videos, mobile apps, short stories and brochures.
  • Overview: This study focuses on how families are faring at two of the major stages of a military career: during service, and in the first years after the transition to civilian life. An additional focus is how differing types of family members are faring — spouses/partners, adult children and parents.
  • Overview: The "Mental health changes over time: a longitudinal perspective" report examines the shifts in mental health status over a five–year period (2010–2014) in those who have transitioned out of regular, full–time military service compared with those who remain in the Regular Australian Defence Force (ADF).
  • Cover image: Mental Health Prevalence and Pathways to Care Summary Report
    Overview: This report investigates the prevalence of 12-month and lifetime mental disorders, trauma exposure, suicidal ideation and self-reported mental health symptoms among Transitioned ADF members.
  • Image of the cover of Pathways to Care Report
    Overview: This report complements the first report, Mental Health Prevalence, which explored the prevalence of 12-month and lifetime mental disorder in the Transitioned ADF and compared self-reported symptoms in Transitioned ADF with 2015 Regular ADF members.
  • Review of DVA Dental and Allied Health Arrangements – Final Report
    Overview: As part of the 2015-16 Budget, the Australian Government committed the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) to review its dental and allied health funding arrangements.
  • Overview: The Technology Use and Wellbeing Report is one of the first studies worldwide to investigate the use of the internet and new and emerging programs and technologies that support the wellbeing and mental health of serving and ex-serving military members.
  • Veteran Mental and Social Health Strategies covers
    Overview: The strategies and action plan that guide the provision of mental and social health care for the veteran and ex-service community.

Caring, Home, and Accommodation

  • Back to Basics back care booklet cover image.
    Overview: This book provides carers with practical, user friendly advice to help prevent back injury when movin the person they are caring for.
  • Carers' booklet cover image
    Overview: This booklet has been developed to assist carers. It provides information about specific services available through DVA as well as general information about services available in the community.

Health research

  • Overview: This study focuses on how families are faring at two of the major stages of a military career: during service, and in the first years after the transition to civilian life. An additional focus is how differing types of family members are faring — spouses/partners, adult children and parents.
  • Overview: The "Mental health changes over time: a longitudinal perspective" report examines the shifts in mental health status over a five–year period (2010–2014) in those who have transitioned out of regular, full–time military service compared with those who remain in the Regular Australian Defence Force (ADF).
  • Cover image: Mental Health Prevalence and Pathways to Care Summary Report
    Overview: This report investigates the prevalence of 12-month and lifetime mental disorders, trauma exposure, suicidal ideation and self-reported mental health symptoms among Transitioned ADF members.
  • Image of the cover of Pathways to Care Report
    Overview: This report complements the first report, Mental Health Prevalence, which explored the prevalence of 12-month and lifetime mental disorder in the Transitioned ADF and compared self-reported symptoms in Transitioned ADF with 2015 Regular ADF members.
  • Review of DVA Dental and Allied Health Arrangements – Final Report
    Overview: As part of the 2015-16 Budget, the Australian Government committed the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) to review its dental and allied health funding arrangements.
  • Review of DVA Online Professional Development Requirements and Incentives (Online Provider Training Review)
    Overview: The report follows a recommendation from the 2017 Senate inquiry into Suicide by Veterans and Ex-Service Personnel to undertake an independent review of the veteran-specific online professional development programs available for mental health professionals.
  • Overview: The Technology Use and Wellbeing Report is one of the first studies worldwide to investigate the use of the internet and new and emerging programs and technologies that support the wellbeing and mental health of serving and ex-serving military members.

Social research

  • Overview: This study focuses on how families are faring at two of the major stages of a military career: during service, and in the first years after the transition to civilian life. An additional focus is how differing types of family members are faring — spouses/partners, adult children and parents.
  • Overview: The "Mental health changes over time: a longitudinal perspective" report examines the shifts in mental health status over a five–year period (2010–2014) in those who have transitioned out of regular, full–time military service compared with those who remain in the Regular Australian Defence Force (ADF).
  • Cover image: Mental Health Prevalence and Pathways to Care Summary Report
    Overview: This report investigates the prevalence of 12-month and lifetime mental disorders, trauma exposure, suicidal ideation and self-reported mental health symptoms among Transitioned ADF members.
  • Overview: The Technology Use and Wellbeing Report is one of the first studies worldwide to investigate the use of the internet and new and emerging programs and technologies that support the wellbeing and mental health of serving and ex-serving military members.

Rehabilitation

  • Indigenous Rehabilitation - Getting our mob back on track, brochure front cover
    Overview: DVA rehabilitation focuses on all elements of your life which could improve your wellbeing and aims to assist you to adapt to, and recover from, an injury or illness that is related to your ADF service.
  • Rehabilitation - get your life on track cover image.
    Overview: DVA rehabilitation focuses on all elements of your life which could improve your wellbeing and aims to assist you to adapt to, and recover from, an injury or illness that is related to your ADF service.

Men's health

Health and Ageing

  • Planning ahead cover image.
    Overview: Planning Ahead is a publication designed to help veterans and their families prepare for bereavement. There is also a checklist that can be used to record the contact details of important people, businesses and organisations that may need to be notified in case of your death.

Healthy lifestyle

Research and development

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