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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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(5 of more than 1244 PREVENTIVE CARE focused publications)

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 76 PREVENTIVE CARE focused publication briefs)

  • VA Experience with Implementing Intensive Primary Care Programs for Veterans at Highest Risk
    This case study describes VA’s experience with implementing intensive primary care programs, as well as the program elements that appear to be necessary to meet the complex care needs of these high-risk Veterans. Findings showed that the PACT Intensive Management program (PIM) has been successfully implemented for more than three years at five demonstration sites in the VA healthcare system. The P...
    Date: October 25, 2017
  • Veterans are Commonly Prescribed Statins for Indications Unsupported by Guidelines for Managing High Cholesterol
    This study of new statin prescriptions in the VA healthcare system examined concordance with ATP-III guidelines (in force in 2102) and ACC-AHA guidelines (updated in 2013). Findings showed that Veterans were commonly prescribed statins for indications not supported by either the ATP-III or the ACC-AHA 2013 guidelines. Of Veterans receiving new statins for primary prevention, 48% did not meet ATP I...
    Date: September 19, 2017
  • Systematic Review of Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention
    This systematic review evaluated studies assessing the accuracy of methods to identify individuals at increased risk for suicide, and the effectiveness and adverse effects of healthcare interventions relevant to Veteran and military populations in reducing suicide and suicide attempts. Findings showed that suicide rates were reduced in 6 of 8 observational studies of various types of multiple-comp...
    Date: June 15, 2017
  • Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Prevent Suicide
    This study conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared the efficacy of various interventions versus control to prevent death by suicide among adults. Of the studies included in this review, 29 RCTs reported on complex psychosocial interventions, with 3 reporting on the WHO Brief Intervention and Contact (BIC) intervention, which includes an educational session on...
    Date: June 1, 2017
  • Special Journal Issue Features Articles by HSR&D Researchers on Homelessness among Veterans
    For more than two decades, VA has dedicated substantial resources to addressing homelessness among Veterans. Moreover, in the past five years VA has spent billions of dollars on a federal initiative to prevent and end homelessness among Veterans. This special issue of Psychological Services focuses on homelessness and includes several articles by HSR&D researchers....
    Date: May 1, 2017

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( 5 of more than 120 PREVENTIVE CARE focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 15-434 Development and Validation of 10-Year Life Expectancy Calculators to Individualize Veterans’ Prevention Decisions Lee, Sei 2017-02-01
IIR 14-048 Secondary Event Prevention using Population Risk Management After PCI Caplan, Liron 2016-09-01
CRE 12-306 Risk Stratification and Tailoring of Prevention Programs Maciejewski, Matthew 2016-04-01
CRE 12-286 Preventing MRSA infections: a virtual comparative effectiveness model Rubin, Michael 2015-04-01
IIR 14-009 Preventing Amputations by Tailored Risk-based Intervention to Optimize Therapy Natarajan, Sundar 2015-04-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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The most recent "Prevent" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
5/14/2018 Promoting Firearm Safety among Veterans at Risk of Suicide – Challenges and Opportunities Simonetti, Joe  
4/12/2018 HSR&D Health System Impact Award: Enhancing Patient Safety by Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI): The Journey Continues Saint, Sanjay  
Krein, Sarah  
1/8/2018 Colorado Afterhours Rural Mental Health Quality Improvement Program Pilot: Lessons for Increasing National VA MH Access Sasson, Comilla  
Johnson, Rachel  
12/11/2017 Whole Health from the Perspective of VA Caregivers: Findings from a Photovoice Study Urbina, Sharon  
Meyer, David  
True, Gala  
11/13/2017 Cost-utility of Blister Packaging versus Dispensing as Usual of all Medications for Veterans with Serious Mental Illnesses: Results of a Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial Lavigne, Jill  

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