Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently asked questions about pain management and the Collaboratory.

Whole Health Circle

The Whole Health Model

The Whole Health model recognizes the patient as a whole person, not just his diagnosis, illnesses, injuries or disabilities, and also examines the effects manifesting throughout the patient’s body, mind, spirit to enhance the person’s life and total well-being.

Non-Opioid Drugs and Pain-Related Function

The SPACE Randomized Clinical Trial, led by Erin Krebs, MD, MS, showed that opioids do not result in better pain-related function or reduced pain intensity when compared to non-opioids. (VA photo by April Eilers)

Podcasts & Videos

PodcastsScroll through more podcasts using arrows to the right. Podcasts from Academy Health’s 2018 Meeting The following VA HSR&D podcasts are from Academy Health’s 2018 Annual Research Meeting (ARM), held in Seattle, WA June 24-26, 2018 20 Years of the HSR&D Quality Enhancement Research Initiative Summary: QUERI dissemination coordinator Diane Hanks talks with QUERI director […]

The VA Opioid Safety Initiative Cyberseminar

Chronic pain is more common in Veterans than in the non-veteran U.S. population, more often severe and in the context of comorbidities. The comprehensive OSI strategy includes education of providers and expanded access to non-pharmacological treatment options.