Support US-Israel Collaboration for Expanded PTSD Research

For decades, researchers in the US and Israel have collaborated to develop new techniques, technologies and treatment options to help heal our world. Continue building critical US-Israel ties and urge legislators to support expanded collaboration in the effort to better diagnose and treat patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Living with PTSD challenges the lives of women and men in the armed forces and in civil society, and scientific collaboration between leading experts in the US and Israel can help medical professionals across the world speed the path to recovery. The bipartisan United States-Israel PTSD Collaborative Research Act (H.R. 852 | S 221) would authorize the Secretary of Defense to award grants for collaborative research between the US and Israel with respect to PTSD.

In Israel, Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) has been leading breakthrough efforts to expand PTSD research and treatment options for years at its two world-renowned hospitals in Jerusalem. HMO has conducted research that examines the impact of PTSD in soldiers in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and engaged in comprehensive studies analyzing the impact of childhood trauma into adulthood, specifically in regard to biological and DNA changes in those who experienced trauma at a young age.

Urge your legislators to support the United States-Israel PTSD Collaborative Research Act to improve collaboration to curb the effects of PTSD.