The Veteran Metrics Initiative

Partnership/Type: Veterans Initiatives
Status: Current Project

This project represented a collaborative effort among the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF), VA Boston, VA Central/Western Massachusetts, and VA South Texas, the United States Military Academy, and ICF. This project began as a three-year longitudinal study and followed service members as they transitioned from military service to civilian life and evaluated the effect of program use on well-being outcomes. Key study aims included the following: (1) documenting Veteran well-being in four domains (i.e., vocation, finances, mental and physical health, and social relationships); (2) characterizing programs that Veterans use as they reintegrate and distilling the programs into their common components; and (3) examining the link between common program components on both Veteran characteristics and their well-being. This project was privately funded by organizations who have a vested interest in successful Veteran transitions (i.e., Bob Woodruff Foundation, Health Net Federal Services, The Heinz Endowments, HJF, Lockheed Martin Corporation, May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust, National Endowment for the Humanities, Northrop Grumman, Philip and Marge Odeen, Prudential, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Rumsfeld Foundation, Schultz Family Foundation, Walmart Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Inc., and the Veterans Health Administration Health Services Research and Development Service). You can learn more about The Veteran Metrics Initiative on the HJF website. The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness continues to analyze TVMI data results and has engaged in an expansion of the longitudinal study as part of the VETERANetwork initiative.

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