QUERI – Quality Enhancement Research Initiative

Veterans' Life Journey

Tailoring care to Veterans through the different seasons of their lives

Health care needs to be tailored for individuals throughout their lives. Many men and women join the military when they are young and vital, with little need for health care unless they get injured; however, as they enter middle age and older age, their health care needs increase. VA provides care along the continuum of care and the continuum of life. In partnership with multi-level stakeholders, QUERI is deploying and evaluating implementation and quality improvement strategies to optimize effective care for Veterans as they age.

Implementing Age-Friendly Health System in VHA: Evidence-Based Practices for Older Adults QUERI Program

Implementing Age-Friendly Health System in VHA: Evidence-Based Practices for Older Adults QUERI Program

Led by Robert Burke, Judith Long, Rachel Werner, Daniel Hall
Improve safety, quality of care, and wellbeing for older Veterans using the Age-Friendly Health System model. Learn more.

Preferences Elicited and Respected for Seriously Ill Veterans through Enhanced Decision-Making (PERSIVED) QUERI Program

Preferences Elicited and Respected for Seriously Ill Veterans through Enhanced Decision-Making (PERSIVED) QUERI Program

Led by Cari Levy and Mary Ersek
Prevent unwanted, burdensome treatment by eliciting preferences from Veterans. Learn more.

Optimizing Function and Independence QUERI Program

Optimizing Function and Independence QUERI Program

Led by Nicki Hastings, Courtney Van Houtven, Kelli Allen
Optimize function and independence for Veterans at risk for developing a disability. Learn more.

VA Caregiver Support Evaluation Center (VA CARES)

VA Caregiver Support Evaluation Center (VA CARES)

Led by Courtney Van Houtven
Assess the value and use of VA’s Caregiver Support Program, which serves to enhance support services for family caregivers of Veterans. Learn more.

Advance Care Planning via Group Visits (ACP-GV) Partnered Evaluation

Advance Care Planning via Group Visits (ACP-GV) Partnered Evaluation

Led by Monica Matthieu
Evaluate nationwide spread of one of VA’s Diffusion of Excellence Initiative promising practices focused on engaging Veterans in making informed decisions on advanced care planning and advanced directives. Learn more.

Center for Evaluating Patient-Centered Care in VA (EPCC)

Center for Evaluating Patient-Centered Care in VA (EPCC)

Led by Barbara Bokhour
Evaluate VA’s transformation to a Whole Health system of care, which integrates traditional and complementary clinical care with a focus on Veterans’ goals and priorities. Learn more.

Complementary and Integrative Health Evaluation Center

Complementary and Integrative Health Evaluation Center

Led by Stephanie Taylor
Evaluate the effectiveness of complementary and integrative health approaches in treating pain, PTSD, and/or depression. Learn more.