Health and Economic Outcomes in the Alumni of the Wounded Warrior Project: 2010-2012
RAND CORP ARLINGTON VA NATIONAL SECURITY RESEARCH DIV
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The Wounded Warrior Project WWP is a nonprofit organization that has established programs to help care for injured service members and to raise public awareness of the issues injured service members face. To examine how its alumni are doing, the organization turned to the RAND Corporation to analyze existing data it had collected from program alumni at three time points. The overall objective of our data analysis is to take a more in-depth look at survey responses to explore whether outcomes differ across various subsets of WWPs database of members and, where possible, compare the experiences and outcomes of alumni with those of other ill and injured populations. This report describes specifically how program alumni who responded to the surveys are faring in domains related to mental health and resiliency, physical health, and employment and finances, and it identifies characteristics of respondents who continue to struggle in domains identified by WWP so that the organization can target tailored services to this group. The intended audience is WWP -- specifically, its executive staff, policymakers, and those who run the various programs that are created for alumni -- and the alumni themselves. More generally, the report will be useful for policymakers and other individuals and organizations that serve military veterans and individuals with service-connected physical or mental injury, illness, or wounds.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Weapons Effects (Biological)