Health Services Research & Development

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In This Issue

Director's Letter

Director's Letter
by David Atkins, M.D., M.P.H., Director, HSR&D

Commentary

A Transformation in VA Post-Deployment Care
by Stephen C. Hunt, M.D., M.P.H., VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Lucille Burgo-Black, M.D., Director and Co-Director, Post-Deployment Integrated Care Initiative, VA Connecticut Health Care System

Response to Commentary

The Value of Polytrauma Interdisciplinary Care
by David X. Cifu, M.D., National Director, PM&R Program Office, Office of Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services, VA Central Office

Research Highlights

Barriers to Mental Health Treatment among Returning OEF/OIF Veterans
by Tracy Stecker, Ph.D., VAMC, White River Junction, Vermont


Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Screening and Comorbidities
by Bridget M. Smith, M.P.A., Ph.D., and Charlesnika T. Evans, M.P.H., Ph.D., Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care (CMC3), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois


Peer Outreach for National Guard Soldiers--Assessing the BuddytoBuddy Program
by Marcia Valenstein, M.D., M.S., HSR&D Center for Clinical Management Research/ Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Organizational Profile

Accelerating Innovation and Translation through Strategic Partnerships: Collaborative Research to Enhance and Advance Transformation and Excellence (CREATE) and Centers of Innovation (COIN)
by Sara J. Knight, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Health Services Research and Development, Office of Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs