Research and Policy Insights

Innovative, interdisciplinary, evidence-based research is at the core of the institute’s mission to improve the lives of those who have served in the U.S. military and to engage and empower those who support them.

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Health + Health Care

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Education + Economic Opportunities

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Communities + Families

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  • Employees hang U.S. flags in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Nov. 4, 2019, in preparation for Veterans Day.

    Issues in Focus

    RAND experts summarize pressing policy challenges affecting veterans, their families, and their communities, along with potential solutions and future research directions.

  • U.S. service members unfurl the United States flag during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum as part of Fleet Week New York in New York City NY, May 27, 2019.

    Featured Projects

    Relationships with a range of public- and private-sector research sponsors help get research findings to those who support veterans, their families, and their communities.

  • Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Zatyra Rousseau high-fives a child during the 2018 Veterans Day Parade in New York City, Nov. 11, 2018.

    Learn More About Our Research Services and Capabilities

    We provide data-driven public policy research services to our clients. We are committed to maximizing the reach and impact of our studies and to providing value to our sponsors.