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Implementation Science

Implementation science seeks to apply and integrate research evidence into practice and policy, with the goal of closing the gap between what is known and what is done. Implementation science researchers work to identify and address both facilitators and barriers to the uptake of proven health interventions and evidence-based practices.

VA health services researchers conduct a wide variety of implementation science research, largely through the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI). Much of QUERI’s work has had significant impact on VA care and care policy, resulting in improved care for Veterans.

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Citations

(5 of more than 1643 IMPLEMENTATION focused publications)



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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 105 IMPLEMENTATION focused publication briefs)


  • HSR Special Issue on the Importance of Research Translation
    This special issue of Health Services Research features innovative, cutting-edge research that addresses the intersection of evidence-based policy evaluation, implementation science, and community engagement. Featuring several VA HSR&D and QUERI investigators, the ultimate goal is to highlight emerging scientific work that helps bridge the gap between generating evidence and making policy changes....
    Date: May 16, 2022
  • Specialized Primary Care Homes Effective in Treatment of Patients with Serious Mental Illness
    This project studied the implementation and effectiveness of a primary care medical home specifically designed to improve the healthcare of Veterans with serious mental illness. SMI PACTs (Patient Aligned Care Teams) include a specialized, integrated team that can provide both primary and psychiatric care. Findings showed that a primary care medical home for Veterans with SMI can be safe and more ...
    Date: April 5, 2022
  • Rapid Response to Executive Order by HSR&D Investigators Leads to Widespread Adoption of Suicide Prevention Strategies
    As part of the response to Presidential Executive Order #13861, this study analyzed a large body of text responses collected as a federal Request for Information (RFI) to uncover gaps in policy and practice across the U.S. in order to more effectively address and prevent suicide among Veterans. Findings identified unique barriers to care, in addition to ways in which data and research could be bet...
    Date: March 3, 2022
  • Intervention May Decrease Workplace Staff Injury Rates Due to Assaults in VA Community Living Centers
    An interdisciplinary, person-centered, behavioral intervention for managing distress behaviors in dementia, called STAR-VA, has been implemented in VA Community Living Centers (CLCs). This study sought to describe the incidence of workplace disruptive behavior incidents and staff injury rates occurring in 120 CLCs (62 of which had completed STAR-VA training) from FY12-FY17 and to assess the associ...
    Date: August 30, 2021
  • Primary Care Intensive Management for High-Risk VA Patients Did Not Improve Long-term (12-24 Month) Outcomes or Costs
    This randomized trial tested whether primary care intensive management (PIM) teams could decrease acute care use, such as emergency department visits and hospitalizations, among high-risk Veterans during the second year of PIM implementation. Findings showed that offering an intensive case management program in addition to routine primary care services for high-risk patients increased outpatient u...
    Date: June 18, 2021

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Studies

( 5 of more than 707 IMPLEMENTATION focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 20-318 Impact of COVID-19 on implementation and outcomes of VA's Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative Linsky, Amy 2022-06-01
IIR 20-077 PAtient-centered mUltidiSciplinary care for vEterans undergoing surgery (PAUSE): a hybrid 1 clinical effectiveness-implementation intervention trial Arya, Shipra 2021-05-01
IIR 19-238 Continuous Wearable Monitoring Analytics to Improve Outcomes in Heart Failure - LINK-HF2 multicenter implementation study Stehlik, Josef 2020-09-01
IIR 16-245 Chronic Antibiotic Suppression after Prosthetic Joint Infection: A Target for De-implementation Schweizer-Looby, Marin 2018-09-01
RRP 12-533 Progressing towards implementation of lung cancer screening the VHA Wiener, Renda 2013-10-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Topic Spotlight


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Cyberseminars

The most recent "implementation" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
10/26/2022 Current and Future Directions in QUERI Kilbourne, Amy  
Braganza, Melissa  
10/6/2022 Qualitative Studies of Innovations in Healthcare Services: How Normalization Process Theory Can Help May, Carl  
9/21/2022 Implementation and Adoption of VA's National Contingency Staffing Program: Results from the Clinical Resource Hub Evaluation Bergman, Alicia  
Stockdale, Susan  
Rose, Danielle  
9/13/2022 Veteran and Primary Care Provider Perspectives on Improving Alcohol-Related Care Bachrach, Rachel  
9/1/2022 Applying the PARIHS Framework to Implementation of a Complex Evidence-Based Practice Helfrich, Christian  

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Videos


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