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.

  • Report

    Evaluating the Implementation of the RESPECT-Mil Program

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Re-Engineering Systems of Primary Care Treatment in the Military (RESPECT-Mil) Program is a system of care designed to screen, assess, and treat PTSD and depression in Army primary care settings. An independent team used existing program data and discussions with key stakeholders to conduct an implementation evaluation of the program.

  • Commentary

    Learning to Let Go

    Apr 16, 2015

    Kayla Williams discusses being a minority in the veterans' community, then finding a group of other female veterans, strangers who knew more about her life than many family members.

  • Report

    DoD Response to Military Suicides Could Be Improved

    Apr 9, 2015

    Suicide prevention efforts are crucial, but having procedures in place to respond is also important. The DoD has no policies on what to do after a suicide to prevent subsequent ones, although there are resources available to help those bereaved and processes to honor the service member and his or her family.

  • Report

    Sleep Problems Prevalent for Military Members Post-Deployment

    Apr 6, 2015

    Improving the quality and quantity of U.S. military members' sleep following deployment could help reduce other health problems, including depression and PTSD. However, a lack of consistent and transparent sleep-related policies may impede efforts to promote sleep health among service members.

  • Blog

    From Combat to Caregiving: Q&A with Kayla Williams

    Mar 6, 2015

    Kayla Williams talks about being a female soldier and the spouse of a wounded warrior, why veterans aren't broken and caregivers aren't saints, and more.

  • Report

    Expanding Access to Behavioral Health Care for Remote Service Members and Their Families

    Jan 5, 2015

    Roughly 300,000 military service members and 1 million dependents are geographically distant from behavioral health care, and remoteness is associated with lower use of specialty behavioral health care. Telehealth and collaborative care are two promising solutions.