The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 by a group of veterans and friends to serve veterans and servicemembers who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound related to their military service on or after September 11, 2001.
The WWP plays an important role in improving the lives of injured servicemembers by increasing public awareness of their needs, advocating for legislative and policy changes to address those needs, and augmenting the government services available to them.
For the fifth time, Westat is conducting WWP’s annual alumni survey of participants who receive regular communications from WWP, participate in WWP activities, or serve as witnesses before policymakers, including Congress.
- Westat administers a web-based survey asking a wide variety of questions about the health and well-being of WWP alumni. The survey also asks about
- The services and communications that they receive from the WWP and the VA
- Their experiences during deployment, including injuries sustained during military service
- Self-sufficiency (their current financial status)
- Westat manages data collection, analyzes the data, and prepares reports on the survey results. As part of our analysis, we use information from previous rounds of the survey to look for historical trends.
- Results from this annual survey allow the WWP to identify trends in the health and well-being of its program participants as compared to other military populations, and measure the impact of programs and services provided to WWP alumni in order to better serve them.