Research & Reports

2019 Military Family Support Programming Survey Results

Our 2019 Military Family Support Programming Survey, presented by Cerner, was our most comprehensive research effort yet.

MFAN is honored to represent military and veteran families worldwide by providing clear and actionable data that articulate the lived experiences of those we serve. This year, our respondents were more thoughtful and detailed in their responses than ever. It is important to our team that we glean as much as possible from what families shared. We are committed to making the information military and veteran families shared count.

MFAN Virtual Data Release Event

We will stay true to our name and will advise on the best path forward based on data.

This fall, we will culminate our efforts with a Solutions Summit, where we will work with the MFAN board of directors, advisory board, alumni, and partners who share our passion for improving the lives of military families to create cutting edge, practical solutions. These people and organizations, quite literally, provide the fuel for our organizational engine, and we could not do what we do without them.


Food Insecurity

We take an in-depth look at hunger in the military community and at participation in free and reduced-price meal programs.


Finances and Emergency Savings

Many military families are financially unstable and not prepared to navigate a financial crisis.


Loneliness and Isolation

We examine why it’s important for people to feel connected to their community and what happens when members of military families experience loneliness.


Mental Health and Telehealth

How does mental health affect military family members, what crisis resources do they have access to, and what role does telehealth play in mental wellness?


Intimate Partner Violence

How prevalent is intimate partner violence in the military and veteran community, and how does the community experience and perceive such violence?


Military Moves

We explore the many stressors that military families face when moving, especially financial strains.


Methods and Demographics

MFAN uses mixed methods to understand the experiences of military families. As in previous years, 2019 respondents mirror the active-duty force, including a strong representation of enlisted families.

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Other MFAN Research Efforts

To serve military families effectively, we must understand their lives and their needs. The best way to do that is through research. Learn about our research and how it is being used to support military families.

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