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.

  • Commentary

    Three Priorities for Preventing Veteran Suicide

    Nov 11, 2015

    The suicide rate among veterans is three times that of nonveterans. Additional research and policy intervention in three important areas could help ensure that fewer veterans die at their own hands.

  • Blog

    Helping the Most Vulnerable: Q&A with Rajeev Ramchand

    Oct 26, 2015

    Rajeev Ramchand discusses drug abuse, suicide, and how research can make a difference for society's most vulnerable.

  • Commentary

    Tools for Coping with a Military Spouse's Drinking

    Oct 5, 2015

    Partners Connect, a research study and web program, aims to help military spouses concerned about a loved one's drinking. Spouses can access free online communication tools and tips for taking care of themselves and their spouses.

  • Report

    Results from the 2014 Wounded Warrior Project Annual Survey

    Oct 5, 2015

    The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) provides support and raises awareness for those who incurred physical or mental health conditions during military service, as well as their families and caregivers. An analysis of survey results shows how WWP alumni are faring in terms of mental, physical, and economic well-being, and offers recommendations for improvements to the program.

  • Report

    Policy Implications of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Definitions

    Oct 2, 2015

    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treats the whole person, but political definitions of CAM have focused only on treatment methods. Policies that impact patient access and care need to consider the full scope of CAM professions.

  • 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).