About the Million Veteran Program

About the Million Veteran Program

Making a significant impact on health research

MVP researchers use genetic, health, lifestyle, and military background information to understand how genes affect health and illness. Understanding differences in our genes can help explain why some people get diseases and respond to certain treatments while others don’t. This can also help health care providers offer better preventative care and treatments of illnesses and disease.

Individual genetic information is not currently returned to our MVP participants. However, Veterans, families, and their providers can use findings from MVP to make important health care decisions.

Thanks to our Veteran participants, MVP is on the cutting-edge of genetic research.  Read more about MVP's scientific discoveries today.


Women Veterans in research

Historically, women have been underrepresented in biological and medical research. This makes it difficult to ensure new treatments, screenings and other medical breakthroughs work just as well for women as they do for men.

VA's Million Veteran Program (MVP) is working to change that. Women make up about 9% of more than 1,000,000 MVP enrollees. By enrolling in MVP, you help ensure women aren't left out of medical research that could potentially improve or save the lives of fellow women Veterans.


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.

Ready to join MVP?

We hope you’re ready to join us and help change health today and in the future. If you have any questions, call the MVP Info Center toll-free at 866-441-6075 (Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET).

Protecting MVP participant privacy is our top priority

We are committed to keeping our MVP participant information protected. 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.