At IAVA we listen to our members, we do our research, and we design solutions to the challenges of our times. IAVA uniquely addresses unmet veteran needs by carving pathways that enhance the lives of those who have answered the call to serve. We train leaders and we work together to inform our lawmakers about the issues facing the veteran community.
We combine the strength, ingenuity, creativity and passion of this community to create real and lasting, data-driven change.
IAVA uses real data to drive the development of scalable solutions to benefit veterans and their families. Our Research informs our national message and advocacy campaigns.
IAVA demands our member needs are heard by elected officials and insist on a positive national veteran narrative in the media. We must not be ignored!
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Our collective efforts have successfully fought for better body armor, secured funding for VA health care, addressed veteran backlogs in the VA, protected and enhanced the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and played a pivotal role in ensuring the passage of the Clay Hunt SAV Act to reduce military and veteran suicides – improving access to quality mental health care for millions of our nation’s veterans.
IAVA is often called upon to deliver testimony in front of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and often to joint sessions. IAVA is recognized for its position of leadership and knowledge about the needs of the post-9/11 veteran community. IAVA’s data-driven approach is a vital part of our work in DC and helps influence leaders to enact policy that will forever change the lives of veterans of all generations.
IAVA works hard to get the job done. We are focused on results. Since 2007, in an increasingly gridlocked political environment, IAVA has passed several pieces of groundbreaking legislation for our community.