Mental Health

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Health care reform efforts in the United States seek to ensure appropriate access to mental health care, to deliver it efficiently and effectively, and to allocate scarce resources wisely. RAND Health studies different programs for preventing and treating mental illnesses and psychological disorders, as well as meeting the mental health needs of populations who have experienced trauma.

From the RAND Blog

  • Private Mental Health Providers Must Stand Ready to Help Veterans

    Jun 27, 2014

    Not all veterans wish to seek services at or through the VA, and many may not meet eligibility criteria. The VA is a critical component of the health care delivery system for former U.S. servicemembers, but it cannot and should not comprise the system alone.

  • Ask Me Anything: Rajeev Ramchand on Military Caregivers

    Jun 24, 2014

    With military caregivers quickly becoming a topic of national discussion, RAND's Rajeev Ramchand hosted an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit last week, fielding a variety of questions about military caregivers and other issues concerning mental health and the U.S. military.

Latest Research and Publications

  • Evaluation of the Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) Grant Program

    The PBHCI grant program aims to improve the wellness of people with serious mental illness by making primary health care available in community-based settings. Evaluation of strategies, processes, improvements, and outcomes revealed diverse programs serving great needs but with lower than expected enrollment.

  • RAND Military Caregivers Study: Key Facts and Statistics

    Although significant attention has been paid to servicemembers and veterans with service-related injuries and associated conditions, little is known about the needs of their caregivers or the resources that exist to meet them. This presentation highlights findings from the RAND Military Caregivers Study on caregiver activities, support, and services.

  • Support Resources for Military Caregivers

    Caregiving can take a lot of time and impose a heavy burden on caregiver health and well-being. But finding and utilizing support resources can help. Support services for military caregivers may provide respite care, financial stipends, health care and mental health care services, and more.

Research in Progress

Last updated: August 2013