The future of medicine is in your genes

We're building a health research program of 1,000,000+ Veterans to study how genes, lifestyles, military experiences, and exposures affect health and wellness.

Join over 950,000 Veterans (and counting) continuing to serve.

Join the Million Veteran Program

Any Veteran can join MVP online.

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Step 1. Securely sign in through one of our sign-in partners like MyHealtheVet, DS Logon, LOGIN.gov, or ID.me.


Step 2. Complete the consent process and allow our program access to your health records.


Step 3. Provide a blood sample, either by mail or by scheduling an appointment at a participating VA.


Step 4. Complete Surveys about health, lifestyle, military experiences, and exposures.

Prefer to join our program in-person? Call 866-441-6075 to make an appointment at a participating VA.

Leading the charge for better care, better health

1 million and more!

1 million and more!

Learn more about our mission to improve health for Veterans today and tomorrow.

MVP's impact

MVP's impact

Check out our Science Corner to learn about scientific discoveries thanks to MVP.

Have questions?

Have questions?

Explore our FAQs for answers to common questions about joining MVP, privacy, and more.

MVP makes discoveries that matter to Veterans

  • Mental health: We're working to find earlier and better preventions and treatments for PTSD, depression, anxiety, and suicide
  • Heart health: We’re studying what puts people at risk – and what protects people – from different kinds of heart diseases
  • Cancer: We’ve made advances in areas like breast cancer and prostate cancer, with more cancers studied every year
  • Wellness: We're finding ways for Veterans to live healthier lives through nutrition and lifestyle choices

One mission, many reasons to join

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Veterans seek opportunities to continue their service after their military careers have ended. Read why they decided to join MVP in their own words.

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Women Veterans Day

In recognition of Women Veterans Day, thank you to all the service women -- past, present, and future. We value all the women Veterans who have joined MVP! Read more as we share stories about two of our partners and to learn about the important work MVP researchers are doing on women’s health.