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HSR&D Career Development Award Enhancement Initiative

Increasing Veteran and Family Engagement in Research


by Walan Chang, MS ; Travis Runnels, BA
Seminar date: 5/10/2022

Description: Veteran and Family engagement is a key contributor to the success of proposals being awarded at VA Palo Alto with an overall funding success rate of 80% and $10 million in research funding per year. In FY2021, VISN 21 had the second-highest VERA research support allocation of all the VISNs with a total of $90 million. Veteran and family Advisory Councils are a proven mechanism for engaging in direct feedback in the design and improvement of VA Research and medical care. The Veteran and Family Advisory program is part of our participation in the Diffusion of Excellence Academy, which supports our focus on human(Veteran)-centered design when supporting VA programs.

Intended Audience All staff. Anyone interested in learning more about the ways to engage Veterans and Families in Research.

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