2 civilian initiatives for veterans' care coming to Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Two civilian initiatives are coming to Colorado to help veterans and their families with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress and other problems.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus said Friday it is getting $38 million from the Marcus Foundation for the Marcus Institute for Brain Health, helping veterans manage the effects of service-related concussions.

The university will also work with the Cohen Veterans Network to establish a mental health clinic for veterans and their families. The Cohen Network committed $9.8 million for the clinic.

Both programs are separate from the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is building a $1.7 billion medical center within a mile of the Anschutz campus in suburban Denver.

They say they'll complement VA services and fill some gaps, treating veterans who aren't eligible for VA care.

© 2017 Associated Press


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