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.

  • Blog

    Four Ways to Help Military Caregivers

    Apr 15, 2014

    As momentum continues to build, stakeholders across the board should keep in mind four broad recommendations for how to help military caregivers.

  • Blog

    Military Caregivers Are Hidden Heroes

    Apr 2, 2014

    Right now there are 5.5 million wives, husbands, siblings, parents, children and friends devoted to the care of those injured fighting America's wars. Theirs is an all-consuming, emotionally draining task, one that has been driven for too long by loyalty and love, but little support.

  • Blog

    A World Without America's Military Caregivers

    Mar 31, 2014

    A world without military caregivers would be a harsher one for all, particularly for those who have served. Caregivers' sacrifices improve the lives of wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans, more of whom would suffer without them.

  • Research Brief

    Support Resources for Military Caregivers

    Mar 31, 2014

    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.

  • Report

    Hidden Heroes: America's Military Caregivers (Executive Summary)

    Mar 31, 2014

    This summary distills a longer report, Hidden Heroes: America's Military Caregivers. It describes the magnitude of military caregiving in the United States, identifies gaps in support services, and offers recommendations.

  • Research Brief

    Supporting Military Caregivers: The Role of Health Providers

    Mar 31, 2014

    Health care providers can support military caregivers in many ways: acknowledge them as part of the health care team, routinely assess caregiving needs and the presence of caregiver support, integrate them into health providers' culture, and adopt appropriate caregiver documentation requirements to facilitate their engagement.