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Monitoring the Well-being of Veterans: A Veteran Well-being Surveillance Framework

Article

This paper documents the development of the first iteration of the Veterans’ Well-being Surveillance Framework, which is a joint initiative of the Strategic Policy and Research Directorates. This framework provides ongoing, systematic assessment and surveillance to monitor and measure Veteran well-being. An accepted set of high-level indicators has been identified and will be used to paint a picture of how the Veteran population is doing across multiple facets of life, or domains of well-being. Over time, analysis of the indicators will allow Veterans Affairs Canada to understand trends, areas where Veterans are facing challenges, and where gaps exist. This evidence-informed surveillance will then inform the Department’s policy priorities.

Abstract

This paper documents the development of the first iteration of the Veterans’ Well-being Surveillance Framework, which is a joint initiative of the Strategic Policy and Research Directorates. This framework provides ongoing, systematic assessment and surveillance to monitor and measure Veteran well-being. An accepted set of high-level indicators has been identified and will be used to paint a picture of how the Veteran population is doing across multiple facets of life, or domains of well-being. Over time, analysis of the indicators will allow Veterans Affairs Canada to understand trends, areas where Veterans are facing challenges, and where gaps exist. This evidence-informed surveillance will then inform the Department’s policy priorities.

Full Reference

Veterans Affairs Canada. Monitoring the Well-being of Veterans: A Veteran Well-being Surveillance Framework. Strategic Policy Unit Report. August 2017. http://www.publications.gc.ca/pub?id=9.849051&sl=0