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The Durham HSR&D Center of Innovation has longstanding collaborations with several operations and research partners, which have enabled and accelerated the dissemination of many of the Center’s successful interventions. Additionally, Durham ADAPT has repeatedly collaborated with several other HSR&D Centers of Innovation throughout our more than 30-year history. Collaborations with the Ann Arbor, Boston, Denver, Hines, Little Rock, Minneapolis, Palo Alto and Seattle COINS have involved joint research projects, leadership, and mentoring roles. We welcome all VA entities interested in partnered research or those who request consultation on VA information.

Current Partnerships

The National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP) has been our longest partner. NCP is a field-based national program office of the Office of Patient Care Services, and is responsible for advocating for health promotion, disease prevention, and patient health education for our nation’s Veterans. Currently, we are building upon several prior successful collaborations related to weight loss interventions by supporting NCP in their implementation of a major new application as part of VHA’s Preventive Care Program transformational sub-initiative. 

The Office of Patient Care Services (PCS) is dedicated to ensuring excellence for veterans in the full Continuum of Health Care (from health promotion, disease prevention, diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative care to recovery and palliative care).

The Women Veterans Health Strategic Health Care Group promotes the health, welfare and dignity of women Veterans and their families by ensuring access to timely, sensitive, quality health care. 

The Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) was launched in 1998 as part of a system-wide transformation aimed at improving the quality of healthcare for Veterans. QUERI contributes to this effort by implementing research findings and innovations into routine clinical practice. Durham HSR&D investigators have been closely involved in the work of several QUERI programs, including Stroke, Diabetes, and Mental Health, through research collaborations and Executive Committee roles.

The VISN 6: VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network  is the administrative home of the Durham HSR&D Center of Excellence. In the 30 years that we’ve been an HSR&D Center of Excellence, we have had a strong relationship with the Durham VAMC and VISN leadership. We also support investigators at three other VISN 6 facilities. We welcome all contact from VISN 6 collaborators interested in health services research.

The Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) promotes knowledge about the causes and treatments of mental disorders, applys new findings to model clinical programs, and widely disseminates new findings through education to improve the quality of veterans’ lives and their daily functioning in their recovering from mental illness.

The Geriatrics and Extended Care Services is committed to optimizing the health and well-being of Veterans with multiple chronic conditions, life-limiting illness, frailty or disability associated with chronic disease, aging or injury.

The Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) aims to improve the care of older Veterans through integrated research, education and clinical activity. Our clinical activities include an outpatient geriatric evaluation and management clinic and an inpatient geriatric evaluation and management unit.

The Office of Rural Health (ORH) implements a targeted, solution-driven approach to increase access to care for the 3 million Veterans living in rural communities who rely on VA for health care. As VA’s lead advocate for rural Veterans, ORH works to see that America’s Veterans thrive in rural communities. To accomplish this, ORH leverages its resources to study, innovate and spread enterprise-wide initiatives through partnerships. By collaborating with other VA program offices, federal partners, state partners, and rural communities, ORH optimizes the use of available and emerging technologies, establishes new access points to care, and employs strategies to increase health care options for all rural Veterans.

The Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC&CT) works with VA leadership and health care providers to transform VA’s health system from the traditional medical model, which focuses on treating specific issues, to a personalized, proactive, patient-driven model that promotes whole health for Veterans and their families.

The Office of Connected Care focuses on improving health care through technology by engaging Veterans and care teams outside of traditional health care visits. By bringing together VA digital health technologies under one umbrella, the Office of Connected Care is enhancing health care coordination across VA and supporting Veterans’ participation in their own care.

The Program of General Caregiver Support Services (PGCSS) through the Office of Caregiver Supportprovides resources, education and support to caregivers of Veterans. The Veteran does not need to have a service-connected condition, for which the caregiver is needed, and may have served during any era.

The National Surgery Office (NSO) promotes systems and practices that enhance high quality, safe, and timely surgical care within the VHA. This is achieved through four principal components that are integrated within the NSO to ensure the delivery of comprehensive surgical services at local, regional, and national levels. These four principal components are: operational oversight of surgical services and quality improvement activities, policy development, data stewardship, and fiduciary responsibility for selected specialty programs.