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Implementation Science

Implementation science seeks to apply and integrate research evidence into practice and policy, with the goal of closing the gap between what is known and what is done. Implementation science researchers work to identify and address both facilitators and barriers to the uptake of proven health interventions and evidence-based practices.

VA health services researchers conduct a wide variety of implementation science research, largely through the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI). Much of QUERI’s work has had significant impact on VA care and care policy, resulting in improved care for Veterans.

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Citations

(5 of more than 1694 IMPLEMENTATION focused publications)



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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 107 IMPLEMENTATION focused publication briefs)


  • Timeliness of VA Purchased Community Primary Care Did Not Improve Following Early Expansion Under MISSION Act
    This study examined whether early Community Care Network (CCN) implementation impacted community primary care (PC) appointment wait times. Findings showed that expanded contracting with community providers and new provider network adequacy standards implemented through CCNs did not, in early stages, improve the timeliness of community primary care for Veterans. Wait times increased sharply for bot...
    Date: October 28, 2022
  • VA-GRACE Program Effectively Supports Aging Veterans and Caregivers But Does Not Reduce Readmissions
    The Geriatric Resources for Assessment and Care of Elders (GRACE) program is a collaborative, multidisciplinary care model that provides home-based geriatric care management. This study evaluated VA-GRACE from its implementation (2010) to 2020 in terms of its effect on mortality and readmissions – and examined patient, caregiver, primary care provider, and VA-GRACE staff satisfaction. Findings sho...
    Date: August 29, 2022
  • HSR Special Issue on the Importance of Research Translation
    This special issue of Health Services Research features innovative, cutting-edge research that addresses the intersection of evidence-based policy evaluation, implementation science, and community engagement. Featuring several VA HSR&D and QUERI investigators, the ultimate goal is to highlight emerging scientific work that helps bridge the gap between generating evidence and making policy changes....
    Date: May 16, 2022
  • Specialized Primary Care Homes Effective in Treatment of Patients with Serious Mental Illness
    This project studied the implementation and effectiveness of a primary care medical home specifically designed to improve the healthcare of Veterans with serious mental illness. SMI PACTs (Patient Aligned Care Teams) include a specialized, integrated team that can provide both primary and psychiatric care. Findings showed that a primary care medical home for Veterans with SMI can be safe and more ...
    Date: April 5, 2022
  • Rapid Response to Executive Order by HSR&D Investigators Leads to Widespread Adoption of Suicide Prevention Strategies
    As part of the response to Presidential Executive Order #13861, this study analyzed a large body of text responses collected as a federal Request for Information (RFI) to uncover gaps in policy and practice across the U.S. in order to more effectively address and prevent suicide among Veterans. Findings identified unique barriers to care, in addition to ways in which data and research could be bet...
    Date: March 3, 2022

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Studies

( 5 of more than 708 IMPLEMENTATION focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 20-318 Impact of COVID-19 on implementation and outcomes of VA's Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative Linsky, Amy 2022-06-01
IIR 20-077 PAtient-centered mUltidiSciplinary care for vEterans undergoing surgery (PAUSE): a hybrid 1 clinical effectiveness-implementation intervention trial Arya, Shipra 2021-05-01
IIR 19-238 Continuous Wearable Monitoring Analytics to Improve Outcomes in Heart Failure - LINK-HF2 multicenter implementation study Stehlik, Josef 2020-09-01
IIR 16-245 Chronic Antibiotic Suppression after Prosthetic Joint Infection: A Target for De-implementation Schweizer-Looby, Marin 2018-09-01
RRP 12-533 Progressing towards implementation of lung cancer screening the VHA Wiener, Renda 2013-10-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Topic Spotlight


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Cyberseminars

The most recent "implementation" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
1/19/2023 Identifying Implementation Strategies that Encourage Use of Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies Der-Martirosian, Claudia  
Shin, Marlena  
12/13/2022 Understanding and Improving Decision-Making in Pneumonia with Informatics – Reflections after the Career Development Award Jones, Barbara  
12/1/2022 Stakeholder-Engaged Adaptation and Implementation of Brief STAIR for PTSD in Safety Net Integrated Primary Care Valentine, Sarah  
Fuchs, Cara  
11/9/2022 Strength of Evidence Checklist – Using Evidence to Justify Policy & Budget Decisions Pearson Sites, Elsa  
Garrido, Melissa  
11/7/2022 Data-Driven Implementation Mapping for the Selection of Implementation Strategies: Case Example of Bladder Cancer Surveillance Schroeck, Florian  
Ould Ismail, A. Aziz  
Zubkoff, Lisa  

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Videos


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