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October 2022

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QUERI Learning Hubs: Implementation Strategy Training Opportunities

Designed specifically for busy frontline staff, QUERI's learning hubs provide a unique opportunity for leaders, providers, and researchers across VA to gain the practical experience and skills needed to lead care improvements at their sites. Eight hubs provide a variety of learning opportunities, such as:

  • Training in specific evidence-based strategies;
  • Virtual collaborative sessions;
  • Experienced mentors and coaches, many trained by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI);
  • Application of key implementation and quality improvement concepts within everyday work routines; and
  • Access to various resources, including videos, readings, and templated tools.

Design for Dissemination & Implementation (D4D&I) training hub provides training on the core components of the D4D&I implementation strategy (pre-implementation assessment, stakeholder engagement, intervention adaptation, implementation evaluation) to increase adoption, implementation, and the sustained use of evidence-based interventions for care coordination programs. Training is designed for VA clinicians and staff, research investigators, early career awardees, and fellows, as well as operational leaders who are ready to disseminate and implement their evidence-based care coordination programs across VA.

  • The D4D&I training hub will be offered every Wednesday from October 12, 2022 through December 14, 2022 at 11am–1pm ET; 10am–12pm CT; 9am–11am MT; 8am–10am PT.
  • Follow-up Period: Monthly Virtual Learning Collaboratives for three months (January, February, and March for one hour on the 2nd Thursday of the month during 11am-1pm EST).

For more information on the D4D&I training hub, requirements of trainees, and to sign up for this training, please contact:

Leadership and Organizational Change for Implementation (LOCI) is an approach that works with multiple levels of leadership to improve alignment of change efforts to support implementation of best practices. It uses an evidence-based combination of workshops and coaching that strengthens leadership skills and fosters individual and organizational capacity to reach their implementation goals. The training is designed for VA program leaders who manage and supervise those providing direct services to patients. Would you like support to improve your implementation of evidence-based practices or measurement-based care? Are you having challenges getting your teams and leadership on the same page regarding the implementation goals and procedures? 

  • The QUERI-funded LOCI learning Hub is currently recruiting leaders that are interested in using LOCI to support an implementation goal and individuals interested in being trained to be a LOCI coach, who would support sites in reaching their goals.
  • The next cohort will begin in 2023.

For further information, please contact Dr. Heidi La Bash, Project Director, at

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