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Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D)

The VA Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) is an integral part of VA’s quest for innovative solutions to today’s health care challenges. HSR&D supports research that encompasses all aspects of VA health care, focusing on patient care, cost, and quality. The main mission of HSR&D research is to identify, evaluate, and rapidly implement evidence-based strategies that improve the quality and safety of care delivered to Veterans.

Veterans Coordinated Approach to Recovery and Employment (Veterans CARE)

Veterans CARE is advancing the recovery of Veterans living with PTSD through well-matched competitive work using Individual Placement and Support (IPS).

Created in June 2018 by the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

VIONE - Medication Optimization and Polypharmacy Reduction Initiative

VIONE deprescribing methodology uses 5 filters: Vital Important Optional Not indicated Every medication has an indication. Project was launched in 2016 and has been successfully implemented across various national and international health care communities. Has won several national and international awards, and has impacted over 700,000 Veterans.

Created in January 2016 by the Eugene J. Towbin Healthcare Center (North Little Rock)