The Disrupted Care National Project (DCNP) team holds monthly meetings to facilitate connections between investigators and to accelerate the progress of work on COVID-19 disrupted and deferred care. This initiative of the DCNP, led by Dr. Brian Lucas, includes large group discussions about shared analytic challenges, works-in-progress (WIP) sessions for investigators to present their work in a trusted setting filled with friendly skepticism and brainstormed solutions, and outside speakers who can contribute unique analytic and methodologic expertise.
Please contact Samuel Rosa for additional information, including meeting times.
|Meeting Date*||Presenter(s)||Topic(s) and/or Presentation Title|
|Framework of the DNCP
WIP: How did excess mortality differ between the VA population and the general US population during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic?
|Current conceptualization of the Disrupted Care Agenda and the development of a Model of Disrupted Care (slides)|
|4/19/2022||Brian Lucas||Defining COVID-19 pre and pandemic periods|
|Discussion of pandemic period definitions from two models used by disrupted care projects:
|6/28/2022||Liam Rose||Disrupted care in VA and utilization outside VA (defining denominators) (slides) (recording available to project participants)|
|9/27/2022||Daniel Weinberger||A defense of ecological analysis (slides) (recording available to project participants)|
|10/25/2022||Elizabeth Oliva||Strategies to improve utilization of post-overdose evidence-based risk mitigation among non-fatal overdoses in VA (NOVA) (recording available to project participants)|
|Impact of COVID-era disrupted care on disparities in outcomes among Veterans with kidney failure (recording available to project participants)|
|COVID-19 Impact on pain management: highlighting, explaining, and realigning services (CIPHER) (recording available to project participants)|
|Applying Critical Race Theory to investigate the impact of COVID-19-related policy changes on racial/ethnic disparities in medication treatment for opioid use disorder (recording available to project participants)|
|3/28/2023||Ashok Reddy||COVID-19 Preventive Health Inventory: evaluating a primary care approach to catching-up on needed chronic and preventive care for Veterans|
|Impact of COVID-19 on implementation and outcomes of VA's Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative|
|5/23/2023||Samantha Connolly||Provision of high quality tele-mental health care during COVID-19 and beyond|
|Fall 2023||Sylvia Hysong||Maintaining preventive care during public health emergencies through effective coordination|
|Fall 2023||Anouk Grubaugh||Impact of COVID-19 on continuity of care for Veterans on antipsychotic medications|