Stakeholder Perspectives on VA Access Research Priorities: Development of an Access Research Roadmap
Karen Albright, PhD
Demetria McNeal, PhD, MBA
Seminar date: 3/2/2022
Description: Description: As part of the Veterans Access Research Consortium, the Stakeholder Engagement Workgroup has engaged with access researchers within and outside VA, Veterans, and VA operational partners to solicit perspectives about the most important access-related research domains for VA to address in the next decade. Recent efforts from the workgroup include conducting (1) a modified Delphi panel, (2) a series of dialogues with Veteran Engagement Boards, (3) surveying and conducting individual interviews with operational partners, and (4) contributing to the creation of a research roadmap that incorporates findings from these efforts with a portfolio review of current and recent HSR&D and operationally-funded studies on access. The goal of this work is to inform VA HSR&D’s funding priorities for access research and, thus, the direction of the field. This Cyberseminar will describe the highest priority access-related questions that emerged from this process and suggest opportunities to bridge research and operational interests.
Intended Audience: A broad range of audiences may be interested in our CyberSeminar: (1) VA researchers and investigators interested in understanding the gaps in VA access-related research and operational priorities identified through our processes and (2) operational leaders interested in understanding access-related domains of high priority to both Veterans and researchers.