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In This Issue

Director's Letter

Director's Letter
by David Atkins, MD, MPH, Director, HSR&D


Implementation Science: Moving from Theory to Sustainability
By Amy Kilbourne, PhD, MPH, Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI), VA Central Office

Response to Commentary

Aligning Forces for Implementation
By Laura Petersen, MD, MPH, HSR&D Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Houston, Texas

Research Highlights

Facilitation: A Key Strategy in the Field of Implementation Science
By Mona J. Ritchie, PhD, and JoAnn E. Kirchner, MD, both with HSR&D's Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research and QUERI for Team-Based Behavioral Health, North Little Rock, Arkansas

Enhancing PACT Implementation through Qualitative Research
By Michelle Lampman, PhD, Samantha L. Solimeo, PhD, and Greg L. Stewart, PhD, all with VISN 23 PACT Demonstration Laboratory, and HSR&D's Center for Comprehensive Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation, Iowa City, Iowa; and Susan Stockdale, PhD, HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation, and Policy, Los Angeles, California

Measuring to Improve Care for Veterans with Cerebrovascular Events
By Dawn M. Bravata, MD, HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication, Indianapolis, Indiana

Strategies to Increase Hepatitis C Treatment Starts
By Rachel Gonzalez, MPH, National Hepatitis C Resource Center, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Long Beach, California; Angela Park, PharmD, CACP, New England Veterans Engineering Resource Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts; Vera Yakovchenko, MPH, HSR&D Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts; and Shari Rogal, MD, MPH, HSR&D Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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