QUERI Highlights Implementation and Evaluation Science
Access and Health Equity
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), timely access to care is one of the fundamental characteristics of a quality health system, which was never more important than during the pandemic.1
QUERI works to assess need and evaluate implementation and quality improvement strategies in order to provide evidence-based healthcare for all Veterans across diverse backgrounds and settings. With an emphasis on improving access to care for women Veterans, as well as ethnically diverse Veterans and those living in under-served areas, QUERI Centers focus on the following areas.
Bridging the Care Continuum (Bridge) QUERI will help Veterans negotiate the care continuum, focusing on homelessness, the justice system, and substance abuse. Bridge QUERI will work to expand access to and engagement in prevention, treatment, and supportive services for Veterans most impacted by social determinants of health.
Care Coordination for Homeless Veterans QUERI will help VA implement Critical Time Intervention (a time-limited case management practice) to enhance care coordination for homeless-experienced Veterans.
Center for the Evaluation of Enterprise-Wide Initiatives QUERI center is conducting a comprehensive review of VA Office of Rural Health’s enterprise-wide initiatives (EWI) to identify best practices and strategies for enhancing the impact of the EWIs to improve the quality and safety of care delivered to Veterans in rural areas.
Enhancing Mental and Physical Health of Women through Engagement and Retention (EMPOWER) QUERI will expand access to preventive and mental health services for women Veterans, focusing on heart disease, depression, and reproductive health.
Health Equity QUERI will leverage a population health approach to examine health, quality of care, and experiences of vulnerable Veteran populations.
Improving Care for Complex, High-Risk Veterans in Primary Care (RIVET) QUERI will improve VA primary care capacity to provide comprehensive care for high-risk Veterans through care planning and medication adherence.
Quadruple Aim QUERI will enhance Veteran outcomes and experiences, clinician engagement, and reduce the cost of care by providing value-based care coordination between VA and community settings for Veterans.
Social Work Effectiveness for Rural Veterans Evaluation (SERVE) QUERI will evaluate the impact of embedding social workers in primary care teams to support the well-being of Veterans and their families. QUERI investigators will assess the impact of social work on outcomes such as emergency department visits, hospitalization, access to primary care, and use of long-term care.