July 1, 2013

VA/HSR&D Research Recognized at AcademyHealth Annual Meeting

VA's Health Services Research & Development Service (HSR&D) was well-represented at the recent 2013 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, which was held in Baltimore, June 23-25. In addition to VA sessions—"VA Implementation Research: Lessons Learned for the U.S. Healthcare System" and "The Use of Complementary and Integrative Medicine in VA Research to Enhance Veterans' Health"—HSR&D investigators were involved in more than 40 competitively-selected presentations. Topics covered in these presentations targeted an array of issues important to healthcare for Veterans, such as long-term care, chronic conditions, patient-centered medical homes, and racial/ethnic disparities. Further, several HRS&D investigators were the recipients of special awards:

AcademyHealth is the leading professional organization for health services researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners, and is a non-partisan informational resource for health services research and policy. Recognition of VA research across multiple areas at this high-profile meeting reflects positively on VA's research mission, and is of importance in disseminating valuable lessons learned via research conducted within the nation's largest integrated healthcare system.