Welcome to the VetResearchHub!

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The VetResearchHub is an interactive webpage where veterans and their loved ones can learn about the processes of research participation and discover opportunities to take part in research available within their community. We have created a space where veterans are able to access modules within the Veteran-Driven Research Participation Program that demystify the procedures associated with research. After completing these modules, veterans have the opportunity to directly contact researchers focused on Patient-Centered Outcome Research (PCOR) and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) they are interested in potentially collaborating with. These modules narrated by, created with, and improved with the help of veterans aims to provide our veterans with a secure and informative space to connect with other stakeholders to further advance veteran-centered research. The VetResearchHub is focused on improving health outcomes to align with the everyday needs of veterans around the nation. By helping our veterans become active participants in research, we are able to bridge together the gap that exist between effective treatment and access for all veterans.

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Modules

The modules in the Veteran-Driven Research Participation Program were created by and with the help of veterans through every step of the process. Completion of this program prepares veterans to act as full partners in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER). Please click below to continue to the course.
https://www.operationpcor.com/

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Research Partnership Opportunities

Below is a list of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR), Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and Community Engagement Projects within your area


Veteran Action League 2.0

Description: Chronic pain is a public health epidemic. Nearly one 1 in 10 veterans live with chronic pain. To date, medication is the most common treatment and opioid use is on the rise. Currently, there is no national platform to activate veteran’s voices on chronic pain—engaging them to share in their own words the issues, questions, and outcomes that are most important to them. Veterans Action League (VAL) 2.0 provides a neutral platform for veterans and key stakeholders to share opinions, obstacles, and research ideas for improving chronic pain management and treatment. This is an exciting opportunity to provide a voice to the veteran community that promotes advancements in patient-centered research. Meeting attendees are not only involved in an invigorating discussion on chronic pain management, but are also provided a meal upon arrival and a $10 e-gift card to Amazon. If you are interested in engaging with local veterans and key stakeholders in the following cities, please contact the Project Manager for more information.

  • Augusta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Stafford, VA (near the DC metro area)

Click on the following link for more information about the project: https://www.pcori.org/research-results/2019/veterans-action-league-20-developing-national-veteran-centered-chronic-pain


Contact information:

Project Manager: Emma Meyer
fau_emeyer@health.fau.edu