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VA's Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) has funded nineteen new Centers of Innovation (COINs) effective October 1, 2013. The new COINs will build on the successes of HSR&D's earlier Centers of Excellence (COEs) and Research Enhancement Award Programs (REAPs).

Resource Centers provide support to central office leadership and field investigators by disseminating HSR&D research findings; providing information and consultation about VA data; and connecting researchers with each other through ongoing education and symposia.

CSHIIP Partner Centers

The Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System has divisions at the Sepulveda and West Los Angeles campuses. The GRECCs are "centers of excellence" that are designed to improve health care and quality of life to older veterans through the advancement and integration of research, education and clinical achievements in geriatrics and gerontology into the total VA health care system and broader communities.

The Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC) was established by Congress with the goal of bringing best practices in mental health care into the clinical settings of the VA. The MIRECCs conduct research, produce clinical educational programs and products, and enhance clinical treatment to veterans. The mission of the Desert Pacific MIRECC is to improve the long-term functional outcome of patients with chronic psychotic mental disorders, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and psychotic mood disorders.

The Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center (PADRECC) at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Center provides comprehensive care to patients with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. The Center specializes in applying advanced surgical techniques to the treatment of Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and other movement disorders.

The Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center (VEMEC) serves as a resource for emergency managers, clinicians, researchers, the Veteran community, and more. VEMEC collaborates with local, national, and global partners to develop and improve preparedness for Veterans. VEMEC provides expertise from a multitude of scientific and clinical disciplines, and serves as a vital resource within and outside VA.

QUERI Programs

QUERI Partnered Evaluation Initiatives



VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) has a national network of 15 academically-affiliated, interdisciplinary programs develops the best methods to scale up and spread evidence-based practices across VA.

QUERI National Partnered Evaluations (NPEs) involve primary funding from an operations partner in order to conduct specific evaluations of initiatives with potential high impact on VA national policy.

QUERI National Programs

The Enhancing Mental and Physical health of Women through Engagement and Retention (EMPOWER) QUERI Program is designed to improve women Veterans' engagement and retention in evidence-based care that emphasizes local tailoring of care models, multi-level stakeholder engagement, and the systematic evaluation of implementation processes in order to enrich organizational capacity for innovations.

The Care Coordination QUERI: Improving Patient-Centered Care Coordination for High-Risk Veterans in PACT aims to improve care coordination and experience of care across settings for high-risk Veterans in PACT (Patient-Aligned Care Teams) - and to develop novel approaches to coordinating care between the Veteran, his or her primary care team, and other settings, including specialty care, the emergency department, and home and community resources.

QUERI National Partnered Evaluation Initiatives

Complementary and Integrative Health Evaluation Center (CIHEC) - QUERI National Partnered Evaluation Initiative  aims to improve Veterans' Health and experience of care, through increased availability and use of evidence-based CIH approaches.

Office of Health Equity - QUERI National Partnered Evaluation Initiative aims to assess where disparities exist between vulnerable Veteran populations and reference groups for diseases and conditions that are considered the principal cause of disability and mortality; examine gaps and trends in quality of healthcare across treatment settings; and determine the extent to which new models of care alter the association between vulnerable Veteran group status and gaps in quality of healthcare.

Evaluating VA Patient-Centered Care - QUERI National Partnered Evaluation Initiative aims to better understand the implementation and impact of the Whole Health System of care on key stakeholders at 18 flagship sites.

Evaluating Evidence-Based Quality Improvement (EBQI) of Comprehensive Women's Health Care in Low-Performance VA Facilities - QUERI National Partnered Evaluation Initiative aims to evaluate factors that help or hinder delivery of comprehensive women's healthcare; how VA women's healthcare is organized; frontline provider/staff women's health knowledge and attitudes; women Veterans quality of care and patient experience; and local factors that influence what EBQI can accomplish.

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 UCLA Health - General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research *

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Last updated: June 10, 2022