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Preventive Care

Preventive care seeks to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being, and prevent disease, disability, and death. Important issues being studied include how to best maintain health and prevent disease among Veterans by improving appropriate screening (i.e., colorectal cancer, alcohol use) and promoting healthy behaviors.

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Citations

(5 of more than 1324 PREVENTIVE CARE focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 83 PREVENTIVE CARE focused publication briefs)

  • Post 9/11 Veterans Less Likely to Delay Mental Health Treatment
    This study compared delay of treatment for PTSD, major depressive disorder (MDD), and/or alcohol-use disorder (AUD) among post-9/11 Veterans relative to pre-9/11 Veterans and civilians. Findings showed that post-9/11 Veterans were less likely than both pre-9/11 Veterans and civilians to delay mental health treatment for PTSD and depression. Median time to PTSD treatment was 2.5 years for post-9/11...
    Date: March 7, 2019
  • Links Between Opioid Use and Suicide
    This review describes what is known about the links between suicide and overdoses, with a focus on pathways through opioid use, issues of intent, risk factors, prevention strategies, and unresolved issues. Many factors promote the initiation and persistence of opioid use, but several specific pathways toward vulnerability to overdose and suicide are highlighted. Interventions that address shared c...
    Date: January 3, 2019
  • Mobile Acute Care for Elders (MACE) Consultation Lowers Readmission and Mortality Rates
    Underlying geriatric syndromes in hospitalized patients can lead to complications such as delirium, falls, and functional decline, which in turn may lead to increased morbidity, mortality, readmission, longer hospital stays, decreased quality of life, and increased costs. Mobile Acute Care for Elders (MACE) has emerged as a way to provide dedicated geriatric care designed to prevent these complica...
    Date: December 21, 2018
  • Medical Records Flag for Suicide Risk Increases VA Healthcare Visits among Veterans with Substance Use Disorder
    VA has identified suicide prevention as a top priority and established policies to include high-risk suicide patient record flags (PRFs) in the electronic medical record to alert providers of patient risk and increase healthcare contacts. This study sought to identify predictors of new PRFs and to describe healthcare use before and after PRF initiation among VA patients who had received a substanc...
    Date: June 8, 2018
  • Telephone Intervention Improves Cardiovascular Risk Factors
    This study assessed the effectiveness of a health risk assessment (HRA) coupled with a brief health coaching intervention to encourage Veterans to enroll and participate in a cardiovascular risk factor prevention program chosen based on their needs and preferences. Findings showed that brief telephone health coaching increased patient activation and increased enrollment in structured prevention pr...
    Date: May 7, 2018

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Studies

( 5 of more than 142 PREVENTIVE CARE focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 16-078 Effectiveness of a Rescue Medication in Preventing Opioid Overdose in Veterans Oliva, Elizabeth 2018-12-01
IIR 16-229 Mentored Enhanced Implementation and Evaluation of National VA Mandates To Prevent The Spread Of C Difficile infection Safdar, Nasia 2018-10-01
PPO 17-276 Identifying Novel Opportunities for Suicide Prevention among Women Veterans using Reproductive Health Care Services Hoffmire, Claire 2018-10-01
IIR 16-227 Integrated Preventive Cardiology Initiative Hayward, Rodney 2018-07-01
IIR 16-267 Engaging Patients and Providers in Identifying and Addressing Modifiable Risk Factors to Prevent Community-Acquired Ulcers in Veterans with SCI Burkhart, Elizabeth 2018-07-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Cyberseminars

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Date Title Presenter(s)
5/23/2019 Putting it together: Combining Measurement Based Stepped Care for Suicide Prevention Rust, Tom  
Zimmerman, Lindsey  
5/16/2019 Comparing Measurement Based Care and Stepped Care for Suicide Prevention Zimmerman, Lindsey  
Rust, Tom  
5/14/2019 Why We Burn Out and What Can Be Done to Prevent It Heinz, Adrienne  
5/13/2019 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Moral Injury (ACT-MI): Moving with Moral Pain towards a Meaningful Life Borges, Lauren  
5/9/2019 Introducing Measurement Based Stepped Care for Suicide Prevention Rust, Tom  
Zimmerman, Lindsey  

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