Creative Forces places creative arts therapies at the core of patient-centered care at military medical facilities in addition to expanding telehealth programs for patients in rural and remote areas. Around the Creative Forces clinical sites, the National Endowment for the Arts is creating community-based military and veteran family support networks to provide increased arts opportunities.
Strategic Goal: Demonstrate Impact
Creative Forces supports research, evaluation, and performance measurement to advance understanding of benefits and impacts of these services and to support best practices for clinical and community-based programs.
Strategic Goal: Respond to Target Populations
Creative Forces uses its eight years of research and practice to determine how best to work with the specific target population of trauma-exposed military service members and veterans. In 2020 and 2021, Creative Forces activities are expanding to meet the needs of families and caregivers for the target population.
Strategic Goal: Expand Access
Creative Forces refines, replicates, and scales clinical and community-based programs to increase access by targeted military-connected populations in more communities across the nation.