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Evidence shows Community Health Workers can build trust with fellow Veterans and address needs, resulting in consistent health improvement. Dr. Judith Long's innovation is a finalist in the VA Shark Tank Competition.
Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, CHERP Core Investigator, leads a newly-funded study to apply clustering methods to VA data and identify key insights into how to tailor care for high-risk, high-need vulnerable Veteran patients.
Robert Burke, MD, MS, studies improving transitional care for older Veterans from hospital to skilled nursing facility. Dr. Burke recently joined VA CHERP, the UPENN faculty and Crescenz VA Medical Center.
REVAMP allows Veterans to access to their own treatment data, communicate directly with their provider via secure messaging, and see their sleep apnea treatment progress from the comfort of their own home.
An article in Annals of Internal Medicine by CHERP Investigator Joshua Thorpe, PhD, MPH, “Dual Health Care System Use and High-Risk Prescribing in Patients with Dementia” named VA HSR&D Research Paper of the Year.
This study demonstrated that the extent to which clinics had implemented components of VA PACT was associated with improvements in the quality of care for Veterans with chronic conditions over a four year period.
CHERP Core Investigator Mary Ersek, PhD, RN, FPCN, received the 2017 Norma M. Lang Award for Scholarly Practice and Policy, given annually for distinguished contribution to nursing through scholarly practice.
The VA Office of Health Equity seeks a Chief Officer to lead the program to tackle health and health care disparities across the VA. VA Secretary Shulkin ranks health equity as a major priority in VHA.