Military Health Policy Research

The goal of RAND's military health policy research is to help the U.S. Department of Defense and Veterans Health Administration meet the challenges of providing the best care possible to this diverse population, while containing costs.

Recent Reports and News

  • Project

    The RAND Military Caregivers Study

    Mar 18, 2014

    The RAND Military Caregivers Study focuses on caregivers of wounded, ill, and injured U.S. military servicemembers and veterans.

  • Project

    RAND Contributions to Veterans’ Choice Act Study

    Sep 1, 2015

    As a subcontractor to MITRE, RAND Corporation conducted three of the twelve assessments of the VA health care delivery system required by the Veterans Access Choice and Accountability Act (VACAA).

  • Report

    Behavioral Health and Service Use Among Civilian Wives of Service Members and Veterans

    Aug 24, 2015

    Are there obstacles to behavioral health care access for service members and veterans of the U.S. military and their families? Concerns for individuals covered by the U.S. Department of Defense Military Health System and the Veterans Health Administration drive this examination of the utilization of behavioral health care among current or former wives of service members and veterans.

  • Commentary

    Veterans Battle Mental Health Issues After Iraq and Afghanistan

    Jun 4, 2015

    Researchers have made great progress capturing the consequences of coping with injuries sustained in the theater of war, but the emerging picture is shadowed in grays. A series of recent findings presents a bleak portrait of the cost of modern war to service members, their families, and their health care providers.

  • Commentary

    Faith-Based Organizations as Force Multipliers

    Jun 2, 2015

    Faith-based organizations are an important community-based resource for veterans who are adjusting to civilian life. What current and potential roles can they play in reintegration?

  • Commentary

    Book Review: 'God Is Not Here,' by Bill Russell Edmonds

    May 19, 2015

    'God Is Not Here' shows how not to send a soldier to war. The experience is searing and often brutal, and only a well-led, well-trained, cohesive unit can help servicemen and servicewomen do their duty and survive both mentally and physically.

  • Report

    Public-Private Partnerships for Providing Behavioral Health Care to Veterans and Their Families

    May 18, 2015

    Veterans and their families face many barriers to mental health care. Partnerships between a public agency, such as the VA, and a private organization, such as a private hospital, have been discussed as a potential solution. What are the key components for successful public-private partnerships?