Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) is interested in research that will improve access to care for veterans with special needs (e.g., traumatic brain injury, prosthetics care, post-traumatic stress disorder), vulnerable veteran populations (e.g., homeless and low-income veterans), and veterans living in rural areas. Research in this portfolio on access to care will examine the impact of recent changes in the veteran population, in the organization and delivery of VA health care services. This portfolio is focused on broader issues of access, such as those related to distance and availability of services, as well as unique approaches to accessing specialized care. HSR&D also is interested in research that develops and assesses innovations in the structure, organization and delivery of health care that will enhance access to care, including new technologies, community networking and partnerships with families. Access/rural health is an HSR&D priority as described in the current Program Announcement of HSR&D Priorities.
For general information about Access, please contact:
Kevin J Chaney, BA, BA, MA
Scientific Portfolio Manager
Health Services Research and Development (14RDH)