Hidden Heroes: America's Military Caregivers

Military caregivers play an essential role in caring for injured or wounded service members and veterans. Yet playing this role can impose a substantial physical, emotional, and financial toll on caregivers. This presentation will provide an overview of RAND’s recent study that examined the magnitude of military caregiving in the United States and assessed the array of policies, programs and services available to support the men and women who render this care.   

During this session, Terri Tanielian and Rajeev Ramchand will present results from the RAND study on:

  • The size and makeup of the military caregiver population
  • Differences between caregivers who support pre-9/11 and post-9/11 service members
  • The burdens experienced as a result of performing caregiving duties
  • Gaps in services and supports
  • Recommendations for providing better support for military and veteran caregivers now and in the future.


Rajeev Ramchand, Ph.D.
Senior Behavioral Scientist 
RAND Corporation

Terri Tanielian, MA
Senior Social Research Analyst
RAND Corporation

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

  • The eXtension Military Caregiving concentration has applied for 1.00 CE credit from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). 
  • If participants complete both portions of the crediting process (evaluation and post-test) and pass with an 80% or higher on the test, he/she will receive an automatically generated certificate via email.
  • The post-test and evaluation can be found at:
  • For more information on CE credit go to: NASW Continuing Education Instructions
  • Note: *The following states do not accept National CE Approval Programs and require individual program/provider application processes: California, Michigan, North Carolina, and West Virginia.
  • For a complete list of our Military Caregiving courses for CE credit go to:

How to Join the Webinar: 

Created by Rachel Brauner


Primary Audience: Not Set