Health and Economic Outcomes in the Alumni of the Wounded Warrior Project
Feb 24, 2014
The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) provides those injured during service on or after September 11, 2001, access to programs that ensure that wounded warriors are well-adjusted in mind, spirit, and body and that they are economically empowered. Here the authors report a detailed analysis of how alumni were meeting these goals and how their outcomes compared with the outcomes of other veteran and nonveteran U.S. populations.
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Since 2002, the not-for-profit Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) has sought to offer support for and raise public awareness of those injured during service on or after September 11, 2001. WWP gives members (alumni) access to programs that ensure that wounded warriors are well-adjusted in mind, spirit, and body and that they are economically empowered. Here the authors report a detailed analysis of how individuals with different marital statuses, genders, pay grades, and employment statuses were meeting these goals and how outcomes of its alumni compared with the outcomes of other veteran and nonveteran U.S. populations. The organization's decisionmakers can use the information from this report to determine the degree to which strategic objectives are met for each subgroup and to set new goals and the means by which the organization and its alumni and may reach those goals.
Introduction and Background
Analysis and Results
The research described in this report was sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project and conducted jointly by RAND Health's Center for Military Health Policy Research and the Forces and Resources Policy Center of the RAND National Security Research Division.
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