It takes about 30 minutes to complete, and for a veteran’s trouble the study is providing a $15 gift card.
The University of Southern California has asked all the veterans’ organizations to join in and spread the word to their membership and encourage veterans of all eras to take the survey.
Follow this link for directions: cir.usc.edu/…/research-…/san-francisco-veterans-study
This is a serious study that can be valuable to our ability to attract veterans to the Veterans’ Building. The researchers are attempting to determine the unmet needs of the Veterans in our area and make suggestions for changes in the way services are provided to Veterans.
They already have a track record for this work because they did a very similar survey last year in Los Angeles, and the report is an excellent overview of Veterans’ needs in that city. Here is a link to their report. http://cir.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/USC010_CIRLAVetReport_FPpgs.pdf At 64 pages. It is a bit long, but the Executive Summary and Findings are only a few pages and boil down the data to clear recommendations.
The San Francisco posts of the Legion will be able to use findings from this current study to evaluate veteran service organizations (VSOs) and the needs of Veterans is the Bay Area. The researchers need to get broad participation from the veterans in the Bay Area for the study to be truly useful. It is important that we encourage all the veterans to take the survey.
Please forward this link to any Veterans in this area with whom you are in contact: http://cir.usc.edu/…/research-…/san-francisco-veterans-study.