A Voice for Warriors in Washington, DC
As a voice for our nation’s warriors in Washington, D.C., we fight to address the issues that matter most to them. Using warriors’ feedback and insights, the Government Affairs team advocates for veteran policies and initiatives that make a real difference, improving the lives of millions of warriors, family members, and caregivers.
On the front lines of military and veteran affairs issues, we advocate for changes to policy and legislation impacting veterans’ mental health, access to community care, research for brain injuries, toxic exposures, transition assistance benefits, and more.
We directly represent Wounded Warrior Project’s® (WWP) 225,000 Alumni and members, and depending on the issue, all our nation’s 20 million veterans.
2022 Annual Warrior Survey
Wounded Warrior Project’s Annual Warrior Survey is the largest, most comprehensive survey of post-wounded 9/11 veterans, which gives warriors the ability to have their needs heard and to share their successes. The data obtained in this survey helps Wounded Warrior Project and the Government Affairs team better understand the evolving needs of warriors and informs the areas we should focus on for our advocacy efforts. Data obtained in this report represents approximately 165,000 warriors as of April 2022. More details regarding the sampling and modeling methods are available within the report.
The video above summarizes key findings from the 2022 survey in the focus areas of mental wellness, physical health, financial wellness, social connection, and spiritual well-being. Below you will find the detailed report and an executive summary, both of which provide a 360-degree view of the warriors WWP serves and allows us to track and treat the most pressing needs.
Women Warriors Initiative
Women represent the fastest-growing population in both military service and the veteran community – and while they are consistently and impressively breaking down barriers, women warriors still experience unique challenges and gaps in care, both in uniform and beyond.
Previous WWP research found that women warriors experience certain challenges, such as military sexual trauma (MST), anxiety, and depression at higher rates than male warriors. WWP developed the Women Warriors Initiative to better understand these issues and advocate for women warriors who have served our nation.
After surveying nearly 5,000 women warriors and holding more than a dozen roundtable discussions, the WWP Government Affairs and Warrior Research teams prepared a report of the findings and policy-centered recommendations to combat these challenges.
Veteran Policy Issues
Wounded Warrior Project constantly explores and advocates for veteran policy that specifically addresses the challenges that veterans face to find long-term solutions. We aim to improve current veteran policy issues by using data driven insights and feedback from warriors to fight for initiatives that make a real difference.
Learn more about policies affecting veterans and our current legislative priorities here.
- Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
- Women Veterans
- Financial Security
- Toxic Exposure
- Brain Health
- Enhanced Quality of Life
- VA Workforce & Modernization
To keep up with WWP’s advocacy efforts, read the latest edition of our quarterly newsletter.