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Community Care Research Evaluation & Knowledge (CREEK) Center


To foster collaboration and knowledge diffusion in Community Care research between VA investigators and VA OCC in order to support the aims of both VA Community Care researchers and VA OCC leadership to develop high quality, useful information aligned with VA OCC policy and priorities.


CREEK will serve as a policy and data expertise hub to share and disseminate information across research and operations.

1) To support the research of VA Community Care investigators by sharing knowledge (i.e., historical context, data sources, analytic issues, policy and contracts) acquired through the implementation of VA's expanded Community Care programs (Choice, MISSION);

2) To provide VA OCC leadership with key information and findings from VA research that will help foster high quality, high impact, and Veteran-centered research on Community Care.

3) To serve as a source of triage for Community Care research needs that are dependent upon input or data from the Office of Community Care.

View funded projects list.


Dr. Kristin Mattocks
Follow CREEK on Twitter @VA_CREEK.

Kristin M. Mattocks, PhD, MPH

Kristin M. Mattocks, PhD

Denise M. Hynes, PhD, MPH, BSN

Denise M. Hynes, PhD

Michelle Mengeling , PhD

Michelle Mengeling, PhD

Megan Vanneman, PhD, MPH

Megan Vanneman, PhD

Melissa Garrido, PhD

Melissa Garrido, PhD

Amy Rosen, PhD

Amy Rosen, PhD

Other Community Care Data Resources



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