The Cooperative Agreement will begin no earlier than June 1, 2020, and may extend for up to 24 months.
More than 500,000 members of the United States armed services live with traumatic brain injuries and related psychological health conditions.
The Creative Forces:
Military Healing Arts Network (Creative Forces)—a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (Arts Endowment) in partnership with the U. S. Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and state and local arts agencies—places creative arts therapies at the core of patient-centered care for the military patients and veterans who are affected by these conditions, as well as their caregivers and families.
Since it was established in 2012, Creative Forces has reached more than 7,000 service members and currently treats approximately 3,500 new patients annually at 11 military and veterans facilities.
Up to six additional facilities, for a new total of 17, are expected to join the Creative Forces network by the end of 202 0.