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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 1259 PREVENTIVE CARE focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 80 PREVENTIVE CARE focused publication briefs)

  • 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
  • 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

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Studies

( 5 of more than 125 PREVENTIVE CARE focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
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
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

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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)
9/11/2018 Improving Veteran Engagement in Diabetes Prevention Heisler, Michele  
Kullgren, Jeff  
9/10/2018 Food Insecurity and Mental Health: Contextualizing Nutrition in Psychosocial Functioning Brostow, Diana  
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  

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Videos


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Podcasts


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