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Wounded Warrior
Recovery Project

The Wounded Warrior Recovery Project (WWRP) is a long-term project being conducted by the VALOR Program at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC). Funding support comes from the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) under the Wounded, Ill, and Injured (WII) program. The goal of the project is to gather information about the long-term outcomes of U.S. military personnel that were injured on deployment.

Participants in the WWRP are active duty or separated members of the U.S. military who were injured during their service. They come from all branches of the U.S. military: the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Reserve, and National Guard. Participants are men and women who are dispersed all over the country, and sometimes the world, who support the WWRP’s mission of improving outcomes through research.

Participants are invited to participate based on their experience. The information that participants share is being used to better understand the impact of injury on service members long-term quality of life, health, and readiness, and to minimize the impact that injury has on the men and women of the U.S. armed forces.

Participants answer questions about their current status every 6 months. The assessments are usually completed online, but can be done over the phone or through the mail. Each assessment takes only about 20-30 minutes to complete and participants receive a gift card for their time. The questions concern injury factors, physical and mental health outcomes, quality of life, and health behaviors. The WWRP seeks to fill knowledge gaps about patient outcomes, including physical and mental health effects and quality of life, related to injuries. The goal is to use these findings to inform improved treatments and interventions. The VALOR Program team respects the service and sacrifice of our participants and is grateful that their participation may lead to better treatment for wounded service members.

As of 30 September 2021, the WWRP has temporarily suspended data collection while we transition to a new data collection platform. The new platform is more user-friendly and incorporates the most up-to-date security enhancements required by the DoD.

If you are currently enrolled in the WWRP what does this mean for you?

• Your status in the program has not changed. However, no new data will be collected after 30 September while we await formal approvals. This will ensure that our transition to the new data collection system is compliant with the most up-to-date cyber security requirements.

• You will not be able to complete your regularly scheduled assessment while data collection is suspended. However, we will notify you when data collection resumes and of any updates or changes to our assessment procedures. You will still recieve a $20 gift card for each assessment that you complete when data collection resumes.

• The continued protection and security of your data and information is our highest priority. Your existing data remains secure on a firewall-protected, HIPAA-compliant database at NHRC.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at usn.valorprogram@mail.mil or toll-free via telephone at +1-855-557-6480, and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.