Military Informed Practice - PACT Certification Areas
Policy – Organizations/companies will learn to develop Military Informed Practice policies. Education of governmental policy and procedures affecting SMVF populations within the context of each type of provider relationship will enhance policies. Policies can be micro or macro oriented and dependent upon the type of certification being pursued.
Advocacy –A Military Informed Practice approach educates individuals working with SMVF populations on strengths-based advocacy options. Civilians can increase their ability to advocate for SMVF populations in accordance with their military mindset, DoD standards, taking into account political changes, or through the different channels /resources offered to these populations.
Culture – Develop competency in knowledge of military culture, mindset, resiliency factors, and experiences with SMVF populations as it applies to the corresponding setting. This area builds the foundation for a Military Informed Practice.
Treatment – The awareness of Military Informed Practice develops appropriate measures to assess, support, and intervene with SMVF populations. Treatment may be formal, as with healthcare or mental health treatments, or informal with how SMVF populations resources are developed in education or the workplace.
Using the carrot and the stick approach, provisions of PACT certification can be created as incentives for adoption. Earning PACT certification could increase points in obtaining government contracts, earn higher reimbursement rates for Tricare, or be used as a reason for SMVF populations to choose a university, apply for a job, and pick their health providers. PACT Certification badges branding can be proudly displayed on websites, literature, letterhead, or on business fronts, allowing easy identification by SMVF populations and their supporters. Pact certification can be highlighted on a resume' or provided as continuing education credits. A convenient PACT app can direct users to providers or employers who support our SMVF populations through Military Informed Practice. Benefits can be created in any industry to incentivize certification.