Healthcare: More Vets in Clinical Trials

The Access to Clinical Trials for Veterans Initiative aims to increase veteran participation in clinical trials and help the Department of Veterans Affairs streamline trial startups. Clinical trials offer innovative, life-saving medical care, but many veterans lack access to them. Less than 2 percent of clinical trials are offered at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals because of barriers that have stood in the way of pharmaceutical companies working efficiently with the VA system. The Na

Healthcare: Mental Health Through Play

APT strengthened its credentialing program to ensure that children who exhibit developmental issues or suffer from other social-emotional stressors have access to a licensed play therapist. Play is a child’s natural comfort zone, which makes it a powerful tool for mental health professionals treating children who have experienced abuse, exhibit behavioral or developmental issues, or suffer from other social-emotional stressors. “Children’s play helps them communicate what they have experienced
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