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Strengthening Systems and Bridging Gaps in Care

Because the Whole Family Serves

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST

Military families face challenges in attaining consistent health care. According to a report in the Journal of Health Affairs, children in military families who receive health insurance through the TRICARE program face barriers to care such as frequent relocations, unique behavioral health needs, increased complex health care needs and lack of accessible specialty care. They must navigate new health care systems, find new providers and help them understand their family’s medical history.

  • Learn how frequent moves disrupt continuity of care, especially in areas where provider availability is an issue.
  • Identify barriers to achieving acceptable health care access across military treatment facilities.
  • Understand the strides we can make when we close gaps in care and integrate direct and purchased care.
  • Examine the importance of managing population health.


Portrait of Raquel Bono

Raquel C. Bono, M.D., Vice Admiral, USN (Ret.)
Former Director, Defense Health Agency
Chief Health Officer, Viking Cruise Lines

Portrait of Kurt Newman

Kurt Newman, M.D., President and CEO, Children's National Hospital

Portrait of Kara Oakley

Kara Oakley, Chair, Tricare for Kids Coalition
Principal, Oakley Capitol Consulting LLC

Photo of Shannon Razadin

Shannon Razsadin, President and Executive Director, Military Family Advisory Network

Moderator: Daniel Thode, Managing Director, Defense & Military Health, Cerner Government Services