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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 1251 PREVENTIVE CARE focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 78 PREVENTIVE CARE focused publication briefs)

  • Journal Features VA Research on Combating Multi-drug Resistant Organisms Posing Public Health Threat
    As an integrated healthcare system with acute care, community living centers, and community-based outpatient clinics, VA provides an ideal setting in which to study multi-drug resistant organism prevention and make a significant impact. Thus, a group of HSR&D infectious disease researchers and operations partners convened in Iowa City, IA, in September 2016. Conference participants included expert...
    Date: February 8, 2018
  • Declining Rates in VA Prescriptions for Long-Term Opioids
    This study sought to characterize the overall prevalence of opioid prescribing in the VA healthcare system from 2010 through 2016 by duration of use. Findings showed that opioid prescribing trends followed similar trajectories in VA and non-VA settings, peaking around 2012 and subsequently declining. The prevalence of VA opioid prescribing was 20.8% in 2010, 21.2% in 2012, and declined annually to...
    Date: January 29, 2018
  • 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

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Studies

( 5 of more than 123 PREVENTIVE CARE focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 17-131 Advancing Suicide Prevention for Female Veterans Denneson, Lauren 2018-05-01
NRI 16-344 Falls Among Middle-Aged Veterans: Step's Towards Prevention Womack, Julie 2018-04-01
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

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Prevent" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
7/9/2018 Clinical and Neuroimaging Trial of Uridine: A Rapid Treatment for Veterans with Suicidal Ideation via Shared Mechanisms with Ketamine and Lithium Kondo, Douglas  
Renshaw, Perry  
6/20/2018 Experiences with Access in the Patient-Centered Medical Home and Preventable Hospitalization Augustine, Matthew  
6/4/2018 Data-Based Case Reviews of Patients with Opioid Related Risk Factors as a Tool to Prevent Overdose and Suicide Lewis, Eleanor  
5/22/2018 Implementing Web-Based Interventions at VA: Case Studies in Diabetes Prevention and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Women Veterans Brunner, Julian  
Brunner, Julian  
Hamilton, Alison  
Hamilton, Alison  
5/14/2018 Promoting Firearm Safety among Veterans at Risk of Suicide – Challenges and Opportunities Simonetti, Joe  

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Videos


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Podcasts


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