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Health and economic outcomes in the alumni of the Wounded Warrior Project, 2010-2012

Health and economic outcomes in the alumni of the Wounded Warrior Project, 2010-2012

Krull, Heather, author

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) has developed programs to help care for injured service members and veterans. In order to assess the mental, physical, and economic health of its member population, as well as to gain an understanding of WWP participation, WWP is engaged in a five-year survey effort. The RAND Corporation was asked to analyze the first three survey waves in order to take a more in-depth look at survey responses to explore whether outcomes differ across various subsets of WWP's 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 WWP alumni who responded to the surveys are faring in domains related to mental health and resiliency, physical health, and employment and finances. The study finds that WWP goals are being met across a wide range of outcomes of interest but that individuals who have never been married, who are male, who are employed, and who are in higher ranks enjoy better mental health outcomes. On the other hand, women and those in junior ranks report more favorably on their physical health. Finally, married respondents and officers are more likely to have higher levels of education, be employed, and own homes. These outcomes enable WWP to target its programming and messaging to the alumni in need of support in these areas

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Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation 2014

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Statement of responsibility: Heather Krull, Mustafa Oguz ; sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project
ISBN: 0833082574, 0833082582, 9780833082572, 9780833082589
Note: Title from PDF title page.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Note: Version viewed July 8, 2015.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xx, 101 pages)).
Series: RAND Corporation research report series
Subject: Wounded Warrior Project.; MEDICAL Clinical Medicine.; MEDICAL Internal Medicine.; MEDICAL Evidence-Based Medicine.; Disabled Persons rehabilitation.; Treatment Outcome.; Organizations, Nonprofit.; MEDICAL Diseases.; Disabled veterans.; Military Personnel.; United States.; Disabled veterans Mental health United States.; Rehabilitation economics.; Veterans Health.; Veterans Employment United States.; Veterans Health and hygiene.; Disabled veterans United States.; Veterans Mental health.; Veterans Employment.; Veterans Health and hygiene United States.; LAW Labor & Employment.; Veterans Mental health United States.; HEALTH & FITNESS Diseases General.; Disabled veterans Health and hygiene United States.; Disabled veterans United States Economic conditions.
Series Title: Research report (Rand Corporation)
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Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Preface
  5. Contents
  6. Tables
  7. Summary
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Abbreviations
  10. Chapter One: Introduction and Background
  11. Chapter Two: Survey Methodology
  12. Chapter Three: Analysis and Results
  13. Methodology
  14. Ensure That Wounded Warriors Are Well-Adjusted in Mind and Spirit
  15. Strategic Objective 1a: Increase the Percentage of Alumni Visiting Health Care Professionals to Get Help with Such Issues as Stress, Emotional, Alcohol, Drug, or Family Problems. Strategic Objective 1b: Increase the Percentage of Alumni Who Talk with Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans as a Resource or Tool to Help Cope with Feelings of Stress or Emotional or Mental Health ConcernsStrategic Objective 1d: Decrease the Percentage of Alumni Whose Emotional Problems Interfere with Work or Regular Activities
  16. Strategic Objective 1e: Decrease the Percentage of Alumni Whose Military Experiences Were So Frightening, Horrible, or Upsetting That They Have Not Been Able to Escape from Memories or Effects of Them. Strategic Objective 1g: Increase the Percentage of Alumni Who Can Adapt When Change Occurs or Bounce Back After Illness, Injury, or HardshipDepression Risk Questionnaire
  17. Summary
  18. Ensure That Wounded Warriors Are Well-Adjusted in Body
  19. Strategic Objective 2b: Decrease the Percentage of Alumni Whose Physical Health Problems Interfere with Work or Regular Activities
  20. Strategic Objective 2e: Decrease the Percentage of Alumni Who Are Overweight or Obese
  21. Summary
  22. Ensure That Wounded Warriors Are Economically Empowered. Strategic Objective 3a: Increase the Percentage of Alumni Who Complete Associate's Degrees, Bachelor's Degrees, or HigherStrategic Objective 3b: Increase the Percentage of Alumni Who Complete Business, Technical, or Vocational School (Certificate or Diploma)
  23. Strategic Objective 3c: Increase the Percentage of Alumni Who Are Employed Full Time or Part Time or Self-Employed
  24. Strategic Objective 3e: Increase the Percentage of Alumni Who Own Homes
  25. Strategic Objective 3f: Reduce Alumni's Total Amount of Outstanding Debt, Excluding Mortgage, That Is Greater Than 20,000
  26. Summary. Chapter Four: Comparisons with Related StudiesWounded Warrior Project Alumnus Characteristics
  27. Strategic Objective 1a: Increase the Percentage of Alumni Visiting Health Care Professionals to Get Help with Such Issues as Stress, Emotional, Alcohol, Drug, or Family Problems
  28. Strategic Objective 1e: Decrease the Percentage of Alumni Whose Military Experiences Were So Frightening, Horrible, or Upsetting That They Are Not Able to Escape from Memories or Effects of Them
  29. Patient Health Questionnaire: Major Depressive Disorder. Strategic Objective 2b: Decrease the Percentage of Alumni Whose Physical Problems Interfere with Work or Regular Activities.