Health Services Research/Cost Effectiveness
Secondary Topic: Integrative medicine delivery models
State of CIH Policy, Use and Delivery in the VA
Ben Kligler, MD, , Washington, DC, United States; Stephanie L. Taylor, PhD, MPH, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, United States; A. Rani Elwy, PhD, , Boston, MA, United States; Melissa M. Farmer, PhD, MS, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, North Hills, CA, United States; Karleen Giannitrapani, PhD; Princess Osei-Bonsu, PhD; Katherine Hoggatt, PhD; Steve Zeliadt, PhD; Barbara G. Bokhour, PhD, , Bedford, MA, United States; Uyi Igodan, MPA, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, North Hills, CA, United States; Michael G. McGowan, MA; Alison M. Whitehead, MPH, , Washington, DC, United States
Late Breaker: No
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system, is at the forefront of providing complementary and integrative health (CIH) approaches, with 93% of VHA medical centers providing 2+ CIH approaches in 2015. The Integrative Health Coordinating Center (IHCC) within the VA’s Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation formed 2014 to identify and address barriers to providing CIH and to serve as a resource across the VA. Partially in response to the 2016 Comprehensive Recovery and Addiction Act (CARA) legislation, the IHCC is leading a major expansion of CIH provision. Through the VA QUERI Complementary and Integrative Health Evaluation Center (CIHEC), the IHCC and VA health services researchers are collaborating to evaluate the effectiveness and implementation of CIH.
We will review 6 activities and results of this VA IHCC/health service research collaboration.
The VA has been at the forefront of providing CIH approaches to patients. Other healthcare systems and individual providers can learn from our experiences in implementing and evaluating CIH approaches.
Kligler 2 mins - Introduction
Kliger/Whitehead 15 mins - Overview of IHCC’s efforts
Zeliadt/Taylor 12 mins - “18 in 18” Whole Health Evaluation
Farmer 12 mins - CIHEC Environmental Scan of CIH Provision at the VA
Taylor 12 mins - CIHEC Veterans CIH Survey
Elwy 12 mins - CIHEC PRIMIER
Giannitrapani – CIHEC BFA
Kligler 13 mins - moderated questions from audience
=90 mins total