Our Mission

The Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute, formerly Fighting for Veterans Healthcare, provides a platform for voices of veterans who want to preserve and improve veterans healthcare; conducts and disseminates objective research and information about veterans healthcare; and explores and analyzes innovative ways to improve veterans healthcare.

Who We Are

The Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute is a non-partisan, 501(c)3 non profit organization and think tank that empowers veterans and provides clear, fact-based information to decision makers that leads to better healthcare outcomes for veterans.  VHPI  was founded by veterans and their caregivers, healthcare providers and professionals, and healthcare journalists in 2016.

The Steering Committee

The Steering Committee oversees the strategic and tactical operation of the Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute. Steering Committee members assist in identifying areas of study, educating key stakeholders, and providing direction to the fellows and policy analysts. Click here to meet the Steering Committee.

The Advisory Board

The Advisory Board, a group of medical, policy, and administrative professionals, offer key insight into veterans healthcare programs. Advisors provide direction to VHPI's fellows and analysts, recommend areas of study, and connect our research team to experts and resources. Click here to meet the Advisory Board.

Fellows & Policy Analysts

Our research team provides the day-to-day in-depth reporting and analysis that drives the work of VHPI. Click here to meet our team.


VHPI's executive director provides support and coordination between the fellows, advisory board, and steering committee. They are also responsible for managing VHPI's web properties and publications.