The aim of the newly introduced Center for Compassionate Intervention (CCI) from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is to explore emerging therapies that may enhance veterans’ physical and mental well-being.

Proposals that may help find such innovative therapies that could support veterans who are unsuccessful with conventional treatment are also being accepted for evaluation in terms of the therapies’ safety and efficacy.

CCI is primarily interested in innovations that could address post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, and suicidality. However, VA will explore any safe and ethical innovation intended to improve veterans’ health and well-being, according to the VA in a media release.

“VA is unique in our approach to health care,” says Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr David J. Shulkin, in the release. “We are committed to offering veterans cutting-edge and innovative care. That means carefully exploring every avenue that will promote well-being.”

[Source: Department of Veterans Affairs]