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.

  • Multimedia

    How to Better Support Military Caregivers

    Jun 27, 2014

    Caring for a current or former U.S. servicemember can take a toll on family, friends, and acquaintances. Changes are needed to both provide assistance to caregivers and to help them make plans for the future.

  • 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.

  • Blog

    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.

  • Blog

    One Military Caregiver's Story

    May 23, 2014

    America should not forget the sacrifices of those who care for the wounded. Rachel O'Hern tells the story of her life as a military caregiver, one of millions of spouses, siblings, parents, children, and friends who support service members and veterans with physical or emotional injuries or illnesses.

  • Multimedia

    Hidden Heroes: America's Military Caregivers

    May 15, 2014

    In this May 15th Congressional Briefing, Terri Tanielian and Rajeev Ramchand present the challenges today's military caregivers face, and what Congress and others can do to support them.

  • Blog

    Finding a New Normal: A Military Caregiver's Perspective

    May 6, 2014

    The landscape for caregivers remains very difficult. Many still need additional training on how to best provide care for their loved ones, respite so they can care for themselves, and other forms of support.