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The AmericaServes team is continually driving insights from our communities to gauge common issues faced by veterans and providers.

The Veterans Strategic Analysis and Research Tool (V-START) is a data visualization tool that was developed by Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) in collaboration with Deloitte to strengthen their collective commitment to support transitioning service members, veterans, and their families. The tool consolidates veteran demographic, education, socioeconomic, and unemployment data into a user-friendly interface that allows users to quickly analyze and explore geographic areas of interest to uncover trends and inform decisions related to veteran programs and services.

V-START is designed to integrate multiple public data sources for visualization in a way that helps users extract key insights related to veteran demographics and inform veteran focused programs and research. The V-START dashboards are dynamic and interactive, and can be customized by you to answer specific questions across a host of different demographic and geography-based variables. For example, you can…

  • Compare the veteran population across three counties in Greater Pittsburgh.
  • Compare veteran unemployment in those same three counties, as a function of different age and education levels.
  • Create a snapshot of key social, economic, education, and wellness data for veterans in any U.S. county.
  • View a state-level summary of veteran employment and education outcomes, alongside state-level resources supporting both.

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