The Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Health and Human Services are partnering to “ask the question” of military service by individuals and family members. The goal is to increase awareness of state and federal benefits and services available to veterans in Nebraska. By doing so, more veterans will be able to connect with resources and services specific to their needs.
Where do I come in?
The Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Health and Human Services are encouraging service providers and local agencies across the state to “ask the question” (Have you or a family member ever served in the military?) on intake forms and interviews where appropriate. These include:
- Mental Health Care Centers
- Senior Centers
- Employment Offices
- Law Enforcement
How can I help?
“Ask the question” on intake forms and interviews where appropriate to help veterans and their families connect with services and benefits available to them.
Is there information I should provide to someone after I "ask the question?"
Please provide the individual with the contact information listed below or the provided trifold pamphlet with information on veteran benefits to military, veterans, and/or family members who self-identify after you “ask the question.”
Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs
301 Centennial Mall South, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 90583
Lincoln, NE 68509-5083
Department of Health and Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
DHHS Military Families Webpage
Additional Resources for Providers
- VA/NC-PTSD Community Provider Toolkit - resource for health care professionals working with veterans outside of the VA health care system with information and tools relevant to veterans’ mental health and well-being curated especially for community providers.
- Have You Ever Served? - military health history pocket card for physicians, information for health professionals, and information for veterans.
- VA Military Health History Pocket Card - resource to help clinicians understand veterans' medical problems and complaints as well as establish rapport and working partnerships with their veteran patients.
- Veterans Health Administration TRAIN Courses for Providers (requires account creation) - gateway into the TRAIN Learning Network, the most comprehensive catalog of public health training opportunities which provides quality training opportunities for professionals who protect and improve the public’s health.