All of our intervention programs (Buddy-to-Buddy, Strong Families, HomeFront Strong) are being evaluated for effectiveness and to measure the impact of these services on the quality of life for service members and families.
Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Funded Study
Study team members have been funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Development and Research Service to conduct an evaluation of the Buddy-to-Buddy program and other outreach programs in the Michigan Army National Guard. This study will field surveys to over 2,000 National Guard Soldiers at 6 and 12 months after they return from deployments, and will assess program implementation, factors associated with adoption of the program, and the outcomes of Soldiers in contact with the program. This project will be ongoing through 2013. Study results are expected to inform modifications in this peer outreach program and to inform dissemination efforts in other state National Guard organizations.