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  1. Sperber NR, Boucher NA, Delgado R, Shepherd-Banigan ME, McKenna K, Moore M, Barrett R, Kabat M, Van Houtven CH. Including Family Caregivers In Seriously Ill Veterans' Care: A Mixed-Methods Study. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2019 Jun 1; 38(6):957-963.
  2. Van Houtven CH, Hastings SN, Colón-Emeric C. A Path To High-Quality Team-Based Care For People With Serious Illness. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2019 Jun 1; 38(6):934-940.
  3. Smith VA, Lindquist J, Miller KEM, Shepherd-Banigan M, Olsen M, Campbell-Kotler M, Henius J, Kabat M, Van Houtven CH. Comprehensive Family Caregiver Support and Caregiver Well-Being: Preliminary Evidence From a Pre-post-survey Study With a Non-equivalent Control Group. Frontiers in public health. 2019 May 22; 7:122.
  4. Jacobs JC, Van Houtven CH, Tanielian T, Ramchand R. Economic Spillover Effects of Intensive Unpaid Caregiving. Pharmacoeconomics. 2019 Apr 1; 37(4):553-562.
  5. Van Houtven CH. iHI-FIVES Update and Program Sustainability: Briefing before the Meg Kabat, LCSW outgoing Director, Caregiver Support Program, and Elyse Kaplan, PsyD, Acting Director; 2019 Mar 20; Washington, DC.
  6. Wolff JL, Drabo EF, Van Houtven CH. Beyond Parental Leave: Paid Family Leave for an Aging America. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2019 Jul 1; 67(7):1322-1324.
  7. Hastings SN, Allen KD, Van Houtven CH, Wang V, Mahanna EP, Sullivan C. Optimizing Function and Independence QUERI. [Newsletter] Durham, NC: Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT); 2019 Feb 13. 2019 (February). Available from: https://www.durham.hsrd.research.va.gov/Newsletters.asp.
  8. Miller KEM, Lindquist JH, Olsen MK, Smith V, Voils CI, Oddone EZ, Sperber NR, Shepherd-Banigan M, Wieland GD, Henius J, Kabat M, Van Houtven CH. Invisible partners in care: Snapshot of well-being among caregivers receiving comprehensive support from Veterans Affairs. Health science reports. 2019 Mar 1; 2(3):e112.
  9. Bruening R, Sperber N, Miller K, Andrews S, Steinhauser K, Wieland GD, Lindquist J, Shepherd-Banigan M, Ramos K, Henius J, Kabat M, Van Houtven C. Connecting Caregivers to Support: Lessons Learned From the VA Caregiver Support Program. Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society. 2019 Jan 18; 733464818825050.
  10. Cary MP, Goode V, Crego N, Thornlow D, Colón-Emeric C, van Houtven C, Merwin EI. Hospital Readmission and Costs of Total Knee Replacement Surgery in 2009 and 2014: Potential Implications for Health Care Managers. The health care manager. 2019 Jan 1; 38(1):24-28.
  11. Hastings SN, Allen KD, Van Houtven CH, Wang V, Mahanna EP, Sullivan C. Optimizing Function and Independence QUERI. [Newsletter] Durham, NC: Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT); 2018 Oct 31. 2018 (October). Available from: https://www.durham.hsrd.research.va.gov/Newsletters.asp.
  12. Hastings SN, Choate AL, Mahanna EP, Floegel TA, Allen KD, Van Houtven CH, Wang V. Early Mobility in the Hospital: Lessons Learned from the STRIDE Program. Geriatrics (Basel, Switzerland). 2018 Dec 1; 3(4).
  13. Van Houtven CH. [chvanhoutven]. Collaborating w/ The Poplar Bluff VAMC about ways to improve information flow, connections & diverse problem solving w/ the CONNECT intervention. Rollout of #iHIFIVES, the #Function_QUERI evidence-based clinical program for caregivers. #VAResearch @DurhamHSRD. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Sep 26. Available from: https://twitter.com/chvanhoutven/status/1045065404891242496.
  14. Van Houtven CH. [chvanhoutven]. New #research from CP3 affliliated faculty examines characteristics of dual drug benefit use among #veterans with #dementia. @maizenblueheels @walidgellad @CBGood23 @chvanhoutven https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30236896. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Sep 24. Available from: https://twitter.com/PittCP3/status/1044215520822788096.
  15. Van Houtven CH. [chvanhoutven]. Fall is coming & so is the rollout of our evidence-based program: Helping Invested Families Improve Veteran Experiences (#iHIFIVES)! #Function_QUERI @DurhamHSRD is helping @VAPugetSound & Poplar Bluff VAMCs launch the caregiver training and support program by October. #VAResearch. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Sep 19. Available from: https://twitter.com/DurhamHSRD/status/1042485931863928832.
  16. Van Houtven CH. [chvanhoutven]. There is Erin Horner! Transitional Care Management Program Manager and iHI-FIVES champion at Puget Sound VA. Theresa Blocker from Polytrauma (SW). Productive kick off and first training will be in October. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Aug 14. Available from: https://twitter.com/chvanhoutven/status/1029480508755832833.
  17. Van Houtven CH. [chvanhoutven]. Kick off site visit meeting with Tara and a fabulous team at gorgeous Puget Sound / American Lakes VA gearing up to train caregivers of Veterans - iHiFives - Function QUERI. Tweet. 2018 Aug 13. Available from: https://twitter.com/chvanhoutven/status/1029157499516084224.
  18. Van Houtven CH. Helping Invested Families Improve Veterans' Experiences Study (HI-FIVES): Briefing before the Operations and Policy Leadership of GEC; 2018 Aug 2; Washington, DC.
  19. Van Houtven CH. Identifying Caregivers: Challenges and Solutions from Implementation of iHI-FIVES within VHA: Briefing before the Operations and Policy Leadership of GEC; 2018 Aug 1; Washington, DC.
  20. Shepherd-Banigan M. [ElizabethDoleFoundation]. Moderator@NMFAKelly kicks off panel with Dr. Eric Bui, Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, and Dr. Megan Shepherd-Banigan, subject matter experts in the field of child development, parenting, and military caregiving. Focus of discussion = impact of caregiving on a child's development. Tweet. 2018 Jul 11. Available from: https://twitter.com/DoleFoundation/status/1017074796872589312.
  21. Shepherd-Banigan M, Smith VA, Maciejewski ML, Stechuchak KM, Hastings SN, Wieland GD, Miller KEM, Kabat M, Henius J, Campbell-Kotler M, Van Houtven CH. The Effect of Support and Training for Family Members on Access to Outpatient Services for Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Administration and policy in mental health. 2018 Jul 1; 45(4):550-564.
  22. Shepherd-Banigan ME, Shapiro A, McDuffie JR, Brancu M, Sperber NR, Van Houtven CH, Kosinski AS, Mehta NN, Nagi A, Williams JW. Interventions That Support or Involve Caregivers or Families of Patients with Traumatic Injury: a Systematic Review. Journal of general internal medicine. 2018 Jul 1; 33(7):1177-1186.
  23. Shepherd-Banigan M, Smith V, Stechuchak KM, Miller K, Hastings SN, Wieland D, Olsen MK, Kabat MB, Henius J, Campbell-Kotlerq M, Van Houtven CH. [DurhamHSRD]. New findings from VA CARES, @vahsrd #QUERI partnered evaluation center http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0046958018762914. Tweet. 2018 Mar 31. Available from: https://twitter.com/DurhamHSRD/status/980066609611137024.
  24. Van Houtven CH. [chvanhoutven]. Dr. Courtney Van Houtven discussed how the VA is engaging informal #caregivers. @vahsrd http://bit.ly/2FmSYip. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Mar 6. Available from: https://twitter.com/duke_pophealth/status/971043951728787456.
  25. Van Houtven CH. [chvanhoutven]. The iHI-FIVES Function QUERI team is gearing up for recruitment - if you are at a VA and want to deliver skills training to family caregivers, let us know. Tweet. Durham, NC: Durham HSR&D COIN; 2018 Feb 9. Available from: https://twitter.com/chvanhoutven/status/962136226793959424.
  26. Shepherd-Banigan ME, McDuffie JR, Shapiro A, Brancu M, Sperber N, Mehta NN, van Houtven CH, Williams JW. Interventions to Support Caregivers or Families of Patients with TBI, PTSD, or Polytrauma: A Systematic Review. VA ESP Project #09-009. 2018 Feb 1. 80 p.
  27. Shepherd-Banigan M, Smith VA, Stechuchak KM, Miller KEM, Hastings SN, Wieland GD, Olsen MK, Kabat M, Henius J, Campbell-Kotler M, Van Houtven CH. Comprehensive Support for Family Caregivers of Post-9/11 Veterans Increases Veteran Utilization of Long-term Services and Supports: A Propensity Score Analysis. Inquiry : A Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing. 2018 Jan 1; 55:46958018762914.
  28. Duan-Porter W, Van Houtven CH, Mahanna EP, Chapman JG, Stechuchak KM, Coffman CJ, Hastings SN. Internet Use and Technology-Related Attitudes of Veterans and Informal Caregivers of Veterans. Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association. 2018 Jul 1; 24(7):471-480.
  29. Brancu M, Kabat MB, Shepherd-Banigan M, Williams JW. Interventions to Support Caregivers or Families of Patients with TBI, PTSD, or Polytrauma. Mild TBI Diagnosis and Management Strategies: Spotlight on Evidence-based Synthesis Program [Cyberseminar]. HSR&D. 2017 Dec 13.
  30. Van Houtven CH, Miller KEM, O EC, Wolff JL, Lindquist J, Kabat M, Campbell-Kotler M, Henius J, Voils CI. Development and Initial Validation of the Caregiver Perceptions About Communication With Clinical Team Members (CAPACITY) Measure. Medical care research and review : MCRR. 2017 Dec 1; 1077558717747985.
  31. Van Houtven CH. Building a Nation of Caregivers: VA Medical Centers Provide a System-Wide Standard of Care for Eligible Veterans. Research Radio Media Tour (RMT). 2017 Nov 21.
  32. Van Houtven CH. VA Choose Home Initiative Leadership Meeting: Briefing before the VA Deputy Secretary, Thomas Bowman, JD; and Chief Veterans Experience Officer, Lynda Davis, MD, PhD; 2017 Nov 8; Washington, DC.
  33. Van Houtven CH. [chvanhoutven]. Helping our #veterans: the impact of PCAFC (and if you don't know what that is, read here to find out!). Tweet. 2017 Nov 1. Available from: https://twitter.com/SAGEHealthInfo/status/925798396547432451.
  34. Van Houtven CH, Smith V, Stechuchak KM, Berkowitz TS, Shepherd-Banigan M, Hastings SN, Maciejewski ML, Miller K, Henius J, Campbell-Kotler M, Kabat M. Are there potential cost-offsets from comprehensive support of family caregivers? Impact on 3-year Veteran health care costs (Preliminary Results): Briefing before the VA Caregiver Support National Program Director (Margaret Kabat); 2017 Apr 24; Washington, DC.
  35. Van Houtven CH, Smith VA, Stechuchak KM, Shepherd-Banigan M, Hastings SN, Maciejewski ML, Wieland GD, Olsen MK, Miller KEM, Kabat M, Henius J, Campbell-Kotler M, Oddone EZ. Comprehensive Support for Family Caregivers: Impact on Veteran Health Care Utilization and Costs. Medical care research and review : MCRR. 2019 Feb 1; 76(1):89-114.
  36. Malec JF, Van Houtven CH, Tanielian T, Atizado A, Dorn MC. Impact of TBI on caregivers of veterans with TBI: Burden and interventions. Brain injury. 2017 Jan 1; 31(9):1235-1245.
  37. Van Houtven CH, Sperber NR, Smith V, Miller K. Short-term Impacts of the VA Caregiver Support Program on Veterans and Caregivers. Durham, NC: Center For Health Services Research in Primary Care COIN; 2016 Sep 23. 153 p. Report No.: 3.
  38. Smith V, Van Houtven CH. Comprehensive Support for Family Caregivers of Post-9/11 Veterans: Impact on Veteran Health Care Utilization and Costs. VIReC Partnered Research [Cyberseminar]. Health Services Research & Development. 2016 Sep 20.
  39. Van Houtven CH, Griffin J, Kabat M, Sperber N, Tanielian T. How do Family Caregiver Support Policies Impact Patients, Caregivers and Health Systems? Evidence from the Partnered Evaluation of the VA Caregiver Support Program. Paper presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; 2016 Jun 27; Boston, MA.
  40. Van Houtven CH, Kabat M, Sperber N, Griffin J, Tanelian T. How do Family Caregiver Support Policies Impact Patients, Caregivers and Health Systems? Evidence from the Partnered Evaluation of the VA Caregiver Support Program. Presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; 2016 Jun 26; Boston, MA.
  41. Miller KM, Kabat M, Henius J, Harold C, Van Houtven H. Engaging, Supporting, and Sustaining the Invisible Partners in Care: Young Caregivers of Veterans From the Post-9/11 Era. North Carolina Medical Journal. 2015 Nov 1; 76(5):320-2.
  42. Van Houtven CH. The VA Caregiver Support Evaluation Center: Overview of Mixed Methods to Assess Short-Term Impacts of VA Caregiver Support on Veterans and Caregivers. HERC Health Economics Seminar [Cyberseminar]. Caregiver Support, QUERI, CIDER. 2014 May 21.