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VA's Health Systems Research  (HSR) has funded nineteen new Centers of Innovation (COINs) effective October 1, 2013. The new COINs will build on the successes of HSR'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 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.

VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI)

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.



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 UCLA Health - General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research *

 RAND Health *

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Last updated: February 29, 2024