Featured Projects

Relationships with a range of public- and private-sector funders enable research that empowers and informs those who support veterans, their families, and their communities.

Ongoing Projects

  • Trends in Respiratory Health Conditions Among Veterans
  • Regional Variation in Veterans’ Risk of Becoming Homeless
  • The Impact of State-Level LGBTQ+ Policies on LGBTQ+ Veterans Health Care
  • An Empirical Profile of Veteran Families and Households
  • Violent Extremism among Veterans
  • Needs and Resources for Veterans in New York State
  • A New Examination of Military and Veteran Caregivers in 2023
  • Challenges and Opportunities to Support Veteran Single Parents
  • The Impact of State-Level Gun Policies on Veteran Suicide
  • The Landscape and Effectiveness of Federal Programs to Support Military-to-Civilian Transition

Recently Completed

Hallmark Research

Veterans Choice Act Assessments

Congress passed the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve veterans’ access to timely, high-quality health care and improve accountability within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The legislation mandated an independent assessment of the health care provided to veterans, which examined the demographics and health care needs of veteran populations, health care resources and capabilities, and the authorities and mechanisms to ensure that veterans are able to get the care they need.

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Care for Veterans with Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders Requires Improvement

Veterans who have served in the military since Sept. 11, 2001, are at particularly high risk for co-occurring substance use disorders and mental health disorders, such as posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. However, most veterans with co-occurring disorders do not receive treatment. A need to lower barriers to care, improve screening, and provide evidence-based, integrated treatment targeting both types of conditions concurrently are among the steps the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can take to improve veterans’ long-term treatment outcomes.