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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 1312 PREVENTIVE CARE focused publications)

  • Carey RM, Muntner P, Bosworth HB, Whelton PK. Reprint of: Prevention and Control of Hypertension: JACC Health Promotion Series. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2018 Dec 11; 72(23 Pt B):2996-3011.
  • Husain NS, El-Serag HB. Chemoprevention of Barrett's oesophagus: a step closer with PPIs and aspirin. Nature reviews. Clinical oncology. 2018 Dec 1; 15(12):728-730.
  • Garner W, Wilson BM, Beste L, Maier M, Ohl ME, Van Epps P. Gaps in Preexposure Prophylaxis Uptake for HIV Prevention in the Veterans Health Administration. American journal of public health. 2018 Nov 1; 108(S4):S305-S310.
  • Rymer JA, Rao SV. Preventing Acute Radial Artery Occlusion: A Battle on Multiple Fronts. JACC. Cardiovascular interventions. 2018 Nov 26; 11(22):2251-2253.
  • Rosenson RS, Chen Q, Najera SD, Lee ML, Cho DJ. Ticagrelor and the Prevention of Microvascular Complications in Diabetes Patients with Lower Extremity Arterial Disease; Rationale and Design of the Hema-Kinesis Trial. Cardiovascular drugs and therapy. 2018 Oct 1; 32(5):443-451.

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 82 PREVENTIVE CARE focused publication briefs)

  • 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
  • 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

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Studies

( 5 of more than 126 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)
1/14/2019 ACT for Life: a Brief Intervention for Maximizing Recovery After Suicidal Crises Barnes, Sean  
11/19/2018 Opioid Tapering/Discontinuation: Implications for SDV and Managing High Risk Patients in the Context of Suicide Prevention Lovejoy, Travis  
Frank, Joseph  
Dobscha, Steven  
10/15/2018 REACH VET: Applying Predictive Analytics to Clinical Practice Eagan, Aaron  
Matarazzo, Bridget  
10/11/2018 HSR&D Innovation Initiative Program RFA (Planning/Start Up Funds) Paolicelli, Courtney  
Tomoyasu, Naomi  
Atkins, David  
9/11/2018 Improving Veteran Engagement in Diabetes Prevention Kullgren, Jeff  
Heisler, Michele  

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Videos


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