Time:  11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET Series:  Spotlight on Pain Management Speaker:  Travis Lovejoy, PhD Description: Rural veterans face multiple barriers to accessing care services despite increased availability of resources for chronic pain. While location plays a factor, another roadblock is the lack of coordination of care across multiple health systems. This study will …

Tele-Collaborative Outreach to Rural Patients with Chronic Pain: The CORPs Trial Read More »

The CORPS Trial is a pragmatic approach to study the effectiveness of a tele-collaborative pain care intervention (CORPs) vs. minimally enhanced usual care (MEUC) among rural veterans with chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Co-Principal Investigators:
Travis Lovejoy, PhD, M.P.H. and Benjamin Morasco, PhD

Chronic pain and its companion crisis of opioid misuse have taken a terrible toll on Americans, but the impact has been even greater on U.S. service members and veterans, who often deal with the compounded factors of service-related injuries and traumatic stress. NCCIH Director Helene M. Langevin, MD, discusses the impact of the Pain Management Collaboratory.

Time:  11:00 PM to 12:00 PM ET Series:  Spotlight on Pain Management Speaker: Kim Smolderen, PhD, FAHA, FACC Description:  A growing number of Americans – over 2 million – are affected by critical limb ischemia (CLI), the most severe expression of peripheral artery disease (PAD). The majority of patients survives the year following diagnosis and …

Pain Management Strategies, Associated Psychological Variables, and Outcomes in Critical Limb Ischemia: Opportunities for a Multidisciplinary Pain Management Program Read More »

This manuscript described the primary outcomes from a CBT-based intervention designed to address headache attributable to mild TBI and comorbid PTSD in Veterans. We found that the CBT headache intervention produced headache outcomes that were superior to medical management in VA polytrauma and PTSD outcomes comparable to Cognitive Processing Therapy.

Time:  12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET Series: Focus on Health Equity and Action Speakers:  Stefan Kertesz, MD MSc; Allyson Varley, PhD Description:  The July 2022 Focus on Health Equity and Action Cyberseminar will describe the results of Primary Care Quality-Homeless Services Tailoring (PCQ-HOST) study and discuss access to care and quality of care in …

Enhancing Primary Care Experience in Patients with Homeless Experience and Chronic Pain: Lessons learned from the Primary Care Quality-Homeless Services Tailoring (PCQ-HOST) study Read More »

The HSR&D/QUERI National Meeting is planned as an in-person meeting for October 2022.

Veterans and Caregivers are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations that highlight research projects, Veteran Engagement Groups (VEGs), or other research-related activities. Posters sessions provide an opportunity meet researchers, other Veterans, and Caregivers from all over the United States. Accepted posters will be displayed during a poster session.

Time:  1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET Series:  VIReC Database and Methods Seminar Speaker:  Noreen Arnold, MA, MS Register to attend New VHA Vital Status File

Time:  12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET Series: Focus on Health Equity and Action Description:  Minority Veterans often have unique barriers to overcome around diabetes self-management. The May 2022 Focus on Health Equity and Action Cyberseminar highlights a quality improvement (QI) project used the Primary Care Equity Dashboard (PCED) and focus groups to identify unique …

Promoting Healthcare Equity in Veterans with a Whole Health Approach: Focus on Hemoglobin A1c Control in Patients with Diabetes Read More »