Military Support Programming Survey 2014 Report Released

Military Family Support Programming Survey 2014

The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) released its report on the results of the Military Support Programming Survey 2014. Over 1,500 active duty members, veterans, retirees, and their families were polled in order to gather their insights on military family life. In particular, the survey was interested in leaning what resources and programs the participants found most valuable. MFAM gathered over 17,000 responses to their open ended questions.

You can download the report here: http://www.militaryfamilyadvisorynetwork.org/survey/

The MFAM report provides five main recommendations:

  1. Public-Private Partnerships - Investigate whether public-private partnerships with nonprofit agencies can more efficiently serve military families. 
  2. Commissaries - Avoid budget cuts to commissaries and sustain the budget. Commissaries are highly valued by military families. 
  3. Childcare - Provide more opportunities for childcare for military families, and streamline existing childcare services to better serve families. 
  4. Healthcare - Review the currently existing healthcare system to ensure families have access to timely, quality care, both direct and purchased care within the Defense Health System. 
  5. Employment - Tailor employment support to the specific needs of military families. 

The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness has reviewed several programs related to childcare, healthcare, and employment that may be used to help military families. One such employee program, Coping with Work and Family Stress, has been placed as Promising on the Clearinghouse Continuum of Programs. For additional information or help in finding similar programs contact our Technical Assistance Team for help.