QUERI – Quality Enhancement Research Initiative

QUERI's Mission, Vision, Values

Transforming Veteran care using implementation strategies

Research is integral to advancing healthcare and improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, yet it can take 17 years for research discoveries to be used in clinical care. QUERI was established in 1998 to accelerate the use of research evidence, tools, and methods into routine care and ensure U.S. Military Veterans benefit from research discoveries.

QUERI Mission, Vision, and Values

Located in the VA Office of Research and Development, QUERI applies a three-fold strategic methodology focused on implementation, evaluation, dissemination, and sustainment with the ultimate goal of optimizing VA services and care to help Veterans and their families stay healthy. QUERI has grown to support a national network of 200+ investigators who have completed more than 500 rigorous peer-reviewed initiatives addressing VA priorities.

"My work with QUERI staff has led to the development of a number of resources and valuable information that helps improve the quality of care in VA. They have been exceptionally responsive when we've worked together, often achieving the final result faster than anticipated. They are well organized, effective, and make a significant contribution to VA care across multiple departments.."

-VA National Program Leader

QUERI's Three-Fold Strategic Methodology

QUERI funds more than 40 centers across the U.S. committed to addressing VA challenges and improving the quality of care provided to Veterans. QUERI centers leverage implementation strategies to expand Veteran access to evidence-based care, evaluation methods to optimize the rollout of VA programs and policies affecting Veterans, and dissemination and sustainment strategies to promote the application of implementation and QI sciences across VA. For a comprehensive list of QUERI centers, check out the QUERI Brochure.

Overall QUERI Structure