QUERI – Quality Enhancement Research Initiative

Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs)

Scaling-up and spreading effective practices addressing VISN priorities

VA’s Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) is a national program devoted to rapid implementation of effective practices using implementation and quality improvement (QI) methods. QUERI QI efforts touch all 18 VISNs and address time sensitive priorities, including access, patient safety, MISSION Act implementation, and electronic health record modernization.

QUERI can help VISNs leaders…

  • Identify and implement an evidence-based practice to address a care gap
  • Optimize the rollout of a regional initiative
  • Evaluate the impact of a VISN-level program or policy
  • Engage frontline staff in quality improvement efforts

Interested in partnering with us? Contact vacoqueri@va.gov for more information on partnership and training opportunities.

QUERI-VISN Partnered Implementation Initiatives (PIIs)

Each year, QUERI gathers VISN and VAMC priority nominations to implement VISN priorities at the frontline level. Recently, QUERI has funded multi-site, transdisciplinary implementation teams to support opioid safety and suicide prevention efforts.

Consortium to Disseminate and Understand Implementation of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment (CONDUIT) logo

The Consortium to Disseminate and Understand Implementation of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment (CONDUIT) is expanding access to effective treatments for pain and opioid use disorders across the care continuum, including primary care, specialty care, hospitals, and telehealth services, in 57 sites across 6 VISNs.

Caring Contacts for Suicide Prevention in Non-Mental Health Settings logo

Caring Contacts for Suicide Prevention in Non-Mental Health Settings is scaling-up and spreading Caring Contacts, an effective practice that involves sending brief, non-demanding expressions of care to Veterans at risk for suicide, across emergency department and urgent care settings in 29 VA Medical Centers across 9 VISNs.

QUERI Impacts

"Strong partnership with VISN clinical leadership, joint partnering and funding from facility and VISN has expanded a number of virtual opportunities to increase rural health access to medical/surgical specialties and oversee care quality in community care referrals."

-VA Facility/VISN Leader