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Complex Exposure Threats Center (CETC)

Mission / Goals

The mission of CETC is to provide expert care and cutting-edge research of unique and emerging complex exposure Veteran cohorts.

The CETC vision is to enhance the health and lives of Veterans through innovative clinical services and cutting-edge research, focused on individuals or cohorts with uniquely hazardous occupations or novel exposure histories. 


    1. To proactively anticipate and meet the challenges of emerging exposure threats and their health effects. 

    2. To improve VA's exposure-informed care through innovative and multidisciplinary clinical assessments and cutting-edge research of priority exposure cohorts. 

    3. To optimize Veteran health by comprehensively addressing complex and evolving Veteran exposure health concerns. 

The CETC has the following 5 Lines of Effort: