NoVetAlone Launches Initiative to Reduce Veteran, First Responder Suicides

Global health care technology company Cerner has signed on as founding sponsor of LifeAid, a new initiative from nonprofit NoVetAlone.

LifeAid aims to develop a new protocol for faster and more precise diagnoses and treatments aimed at reducing suicide in the veteran and first responder communities. The national campaign will focus on reducing the stigma of mental health and brain injuries that often prevent at-risk veterans and first responders from seeking support before they are in crisis.

As the founding sponsor, Cerner is helping drive awareness and connect communities to reach the goals of the LifeAid initiative.

“The advancements being driven by our federal clients are ushering in a new era of health care innovation that will arm clinicians and care teams with the tools and real-time data they need to combat suicide,” said Travis Dalton, president of Cerner Government Services.

“As a health care technology company focused on bringing breakthrough innovation to the federal government, we have a moral and ethical responsibility to support at-risk Veterans,” Dalton added. “I urge every American to join us to support LifeAid and end this epidemic.”

The Veterans Crisis Line offers free, confidential support and crisis intervention. Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, or text to 838255 or chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat.

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