Speakers: Deborah Gurewich, PhD; Travis Lovejoy, PhD; Sarah Ono, PhD; Matthew Vincenti, PhD; Michael Ward, MD, PhD, MBA; Bradley Watts, MD
Description: The Office of Rural Health (ORH) conducts, coordinates, promotes, and disseminates research on issues that impact Veterans who live in rural communities. ORH supports innovative research, programs, and care models to support rural Veterans’ access to quality care. The Veterans Access Research Consortium (VARC) is pleased to support this Cyberseminar, which will provide an overview of ORH’s access-related priorities and two recent ORH-funded projects. Dr. Gurewich will present her recent ORH-funded work examining how Veterans’ access to care has changed since the passage of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability (i.e., “Choice”) Act. Dr. Ward will present his recent ORH-funded work focused on enhancing access to emergency mental health care using telemedicine. Current access-related priorities and how to leverage partnered research with ORH to continue improving rural Veterans’ access to care will be discussed.
Intended Audience: This presentation is intended for researchers, clinicians, operations, and anyone interested in access-related research and rural health.
This NIH workshop on whole person research will focus on the methods needed for rigorous research on interconnected systems, multicomponent interventions, and multisystem or multiorgan outcomes. The goal is to identify research methods from other fields that can be applied to whole person research, as well as gaps, opportunities, and needs that could be met via new research. Invited speakers will discuss study design and methodological challenges for whole person research.
The workshop will be led by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). Workshop collaborators include the National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Fogarty International Center, Office of Research on Women’s Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, Office of Disease Prevention, and the Office of Nutrition Research within the NIH Office of the Director.
Description: The VA Information Resource Center (VIReC) is an HSR&D funded resource for navigating VA’s complex data environment. VA clinical care and operations, data stewards, and program offices make numerous data sources available for use in research, quality improvement, and evaluation projects. It can be challenging to know what data are available, navigate process for accessing these data, and comprehend their context and considerations for effective analyses. VIReC meets this challenge by developing and disseminating an array of resources for understanding and working with VA data as well as advocating for data user needs.
This session provides an overview of VIReC activities, products, and services along with a tour of the Center’s websites and online resources. For a more comprehensive review of VA data and its use, we recommend attending VIReC’s upcoming Database & Methods cyberseminars: ‘Overview of VA Data, Information Systems, National Databases and Research Uses’ and ‘Requesting Access to VA Data’.
Objectives: By the end of this session, users should be able to: 1. Describe VIReC activities and value to the research & quality improvement communities. 2. Understand VIReC resources and their use in supporting work with VA data. 3. Navigate VIReC’s web environments and locate VIReC resources online. 4. Know where to go for additional questions and customer service. 5. Learn how to provide feedback and collaborate with VIReC on data resources.
Description: In this Cyberseminar panelists will provide an overview of: 1) the need for and benefits of partnerships with Veterans in rural health research 2) services and resources GROVE offers to enable engagement 3) updates to the SERVE toolkit on HSR&D website. They will discuss what the GROVE Center does and why Veteran Engagement is an important tool in rural research. From this presentation you will learn about the tools and services available to incorporate Veteran Engagement into your work.
Intended Audience: Researchers, clinicians, care coordinators, policy makers, educators, data analysts, Veteran stakeholders and representatives of vulnerable Veteran groups who are interested in understanding and/or promoting equitable health among all Veterans with a specific focus on rural Veterans.
Description: The goal of this webinar is to inform the pain research community of funding opportunities and other resources by the NIH. This webinar will consist of a recorded presentation followed by a live question and answer session with NIH program staff.
For those who are unable to participate live, and for future reference, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the NIH Pain Consortium Website at https://www.painconsortium.nih.gov/
There is no cost to participate in the webinar, but attendees must register in advance.
Description: Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) Director, Amy Kilbourne, and Scientific Program Manager, Melissa Braganza, will present on QUERI’s recent accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities and emerging trends in implementation and quality improvement sciences. They will provide an overview of the 2021-2025 QUERI Strategic Plan, describe QUERI’s efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and highlight new directions for QUERI in aligning evidence-based policymaking and VA quality improvement efforts.
The goal of the Collaboratory is to develop the capacity to implement cost-effective large-scale pragmatic clinical research in military and veteran health care delivery organizations focusing on nonpharmacological approaches to pain management and other comorbid conditions.