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We’re a health research program that studies how genes, lifestyles, military experiences, and exposures affect health and wellness. Over one million Veterans are part of our program—join our effort to improve health care for all.

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“Thanks to the Veterans who signed up for this program, VA can better understand—and eventually treat—the health conditions that affect Veterans of all eras and backgrounds. This will help us improve health care and ultimately save lives, for Veterans and non-Veterans alike.”—Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough

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Our impact

Read about the ways we’re improving Veteran health through specialized research.

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Explore today's discoveries

Dive into the latest MVP research.

The spotlight shines on MVP

The Million Veteran Program is making headlines for its research advancements and discoveries, unique projects, and initiatives. Visit the MVP in the News page to read recent stories about MVP's impact.

Protecting Veteran privacy is our top priority

We are committed to protecting information from MVP participants. Information collected as part of MVP is stored in a secure database and is only available for research purposes. Genetic or health information from MVP is not entered in medical records or shared with insurance companies or employers. All MVP data is coded so that MVP researchers do not have full access to identifiable information such as contact information, date of birth, and social security number.

Learn more about privacy and security in our FAQs.

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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.