There are more than 20 million military veterans in the United States, and that number is projected to grow rapidly over the next several years. Some veterans take advantage of the many public and private programs and services created to help them reintegrate into civilian life. Yet, little is known about which programs and services are being used by veterans; or what factors predict their use or non-use of these resources.
A Penn State-led research team is analyzing these programs and services as part of “The Veterans Metrics Initiative: Linking Program Components to Post-Military Well-Being” research study (TVMI Study). The TVMI Study is a public-private collaboration led by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF).