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Center for Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy

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VA HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy   

CSHIIP's Mission and Vision  Executive Leadership

Our Mission is to develop and test innovations that markedly improve the effectiveness and value of VA healthcare.

Our Vision is to promote delivery of proactive, personalized, and patient-driven care that is evidence-based and continuously improving. We will leverage our 25-year focus on provider behavior and organizational behavior and implementation science to achieve our priority goals: 

#1 To improve primary care delivery, with an emphasis on access, team function and care coordination in the context of VA’s patient-centered medical home (PACT) by developing and studying PACT innovations;

#2 To increase implementation, accessibility, and impacts of gender-sensitive comprehensive care for women Veterans through innovative care models and multilevel stakeholder engagement;

#3 To improve care quality, patient experience, and outcomes among high-risk, high need Veterans focused on subpopulations with serious mental illness, homelessness, substance use, as well as older adults, and acute care patients;
#4 To develop, test, and implement novel care models in emerging areas, including complementary and integrative health/whole health, specialty care, and emergency management/disaster preparedness;
#5 To recruit, train, mentor and retain researchers in our regocgnized areas of expertise, including health systems interventions, implementation science, and partnered research;
#6 To accelerate our research impacts through strategic partnerships, Veteran and emplyee engagement, implementation and dissemination, and internal evaluation and communication. 


Elizabeth Yano, PhD, MSPH
David Ganz, MD, PhD
Alison Hamilton, PhD, MPH 
Debra Saliba, MD, MPH, AGSF
Stephanie Taylor, PhD, MPH
Taigy Thomas-Gooding, DrPH

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Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center

Sepulveda Campus

HSR&D Center of Innovation
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center & Nursing Home
16111 Plummer Street (152)
North Hills, CA 91343

PHONE: 818-891-7711 ext. 39449

FAX: 818-895-5838

West Los Angeles Campus

West Los Angeles Campus

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
West Los Angeles VA HSR&D Center of Innovation
11301 Wilshire Blvd (151)
Los Angeles, CA 90073

PHONE: 310-478-3711

FAX: 310-268-4933 

 VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System 

 Last Modified: August 8, 2023