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Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI)

QUERI leverages scientifically-supported quality improvement (QI) methods, paired with a deep understanding of Veterans’ preferences and needs, to implement evidence-based practices (EBPs) rapidly into routine care and improve the quality and safety of care delivered to Veterans.

Advance Care Planning via Group Visits Program

Engaging Veterans in group discussions to develop an advance care plan

Created in January 2012 by the Eugene J. Towbin Healthcare Center (North Little Rock)

Caregivers Finding Important Resources, Support, and Training (Caregivers FIRST)

Caregivers FIRST is an evidence-based, caregiver skills group training program.

Created in March 2013 by the Durham VA Medical Center

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Coordinated Access to Reduce Exacerbations (COPD CARE)

Empowering interprofessional care teams to optimize COPD management.

Created in October 2015 by the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans' Hospital (Madison)

DMARD Patient Safety Dashboard App

VHA Patient Safety Dashboard App to improve safe prescribing of DMARDs

Created in October 2020 by the San Francisco VA Medical Center


Ensuring Veterans receive needed care after emergency department visits

Created in November 2015 by the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center

FLOW System (formerly FLOW3)

Delivery of prosthetic limbs in less than half the time

Created in January 2013 by the Seattle VA Medical Center

Hospital acquired pneumonia prevention by engaging nurses (HAPPEN)

Brushing teeth is saving Veteran lives

Created in October 2016 by the Salem VA Medical Center (Salem, Virginia)

Learn. Engage. Act. Process. QI Learning Program (LEAP)

Teams, with coaching, complete a QI project. No travel required.

Created in October 2016 by the Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles VA Medical Center (Ann Arbor)

Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative (LSTDI)

Promoting goal concordant care for Veterans with serious illness.

Created in January 2017 by the VHA National Center for Ethics in Health Care

Post-Incarceration Engagement (PIE)

Re-entry peers help Veterans make post-incarceration transitions.

Created in November 2017 by the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans' Hospital (Bedford)


Getting hospitalized Veterans back on their feet

Created in February 2012 by the Durham VA Medical Center

TeleSleep Home Sleep Apnea Testing Program

Asynchronous Store and Forward of Home Sleep Apnea Testing to the Veteran Home

Created in April 2017 by the San Francisco VA Medical Center