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Veteran Engagement Initiative in VA Research

Increasing the Voice of the Veteran in VA Research: Recommendations from the Veteran Engagement Workgroup


by David Atkins, MD, MPH ; Alison Hamilton, PhD, MPH ; Mark Helfand, MD, MS, MPH ; Michael Ho, MD, PhD ; Sara Knight, PhD ; Susan Zickmund, PhD
Seminar date: 3/17/2016

Description: In January 2015, David Atkins, MD, MPH, Director of HSR&D, convened a Veteran Engagement Workgroup to focus on ways to best incorporate Veteran input in research and to better foster engagement. This Workgroup was divided into 4 subgroups tasked with exploring the (1) conceptual foundations of Veteran engagement, (2) approaches to health experience research, (3) transformations ensuring engagement at the level of the individual proposal, and (4) transformations at the Center level. In this Cyberseminar we provide recommendations from our report for enhancing Veterans’ engagement in HSR&D research.



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