The requirement to share and disseminate leading practices to serve veterans and their families remains of paramount importance to the IVMF. Our efforts to inform the private, independent and public sectors of actionable strategies to best align their resources into holistic delivery systems serving veterans and their families occupies a growing and important aspect of the Institute’s mission.

The IVMF exercises its convening authority carefully to ensure leaders of veteran-facing organizations and activities are armed with sound, research-based evidence, practice and information by which to build their capacity around to serve veterans and military families. Our strategy is to remain entrepreneurial by cultivating community-centric capacity positioned to empower the post-service life of veterans and military families.

We are informed through our relationships with others, whether they represent members of our Advisory Board, partnerships with leading veteran-facing organizations and activities, ongoing research and evaluation or support provided to veterans and military families through programing, the IVMF remains the nation’s leading practice for dissemination of impactful strategies best-positioned to support America’s veterans and military families.

Understanding and navigating through the veterans’ services landscape can be difficult for many. The IVMF recognizes the challenges presented by the overwhelming amount of information being disseminated by well-intentioned organizations and activities targeting veterans and military families. We strive to make greater sense of it all, reorganizing its silos and buckets, to ensure greater clarity and access remain at the forefront of our dissemination strategies assisting the Institute’s partners who work to best-serve the nation’s veterans and military families.


Informing Practice

IVMF Research Briefs

Adopting Motivational Interviewing in Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program Services

Hiring Veterans with Homeless Experience as Employment Specialists

Lessons Learned from the U.S. Department of Labor Grantees: Homeless Female Veterans & Homeless Veterans with Families


Informing Leaders

Collaborations to Prevent and End Homelessness: Preliminary Report on Connecting HVRP-SSVF Programs

Exploring how Downtown Employers can Hire Homeless Veterans