The VA often performs better than or similarly to other systems of care with regard to the safety and effectiveness of care.
Sep 14, 2016
This dissertation examines the role of the food environment on sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, describes public opinion toward different nutrition policies, and offers recommendations on how to improve diet and health.
May 12, 2016
Resources and Capabilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs to Provide Timely and Accessible Care to Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, with broad resources and capabilities, provides timely and high-quality care to most, but not all, patients. Meeting veterans' needs over the next five years will require additional capacity.
Dec 31, 2015
Promoting Success: A Getting To Outcomes® Guide to Implementing Continuous Quality Improvement for Community Service Organizations
Describes practical steps for conducting continuous quality improvement in community service organizations.
Dec 17, 2015
Diet and Perceptions Change with Supermarket Introduction in a Food Desert, but Not Because of Supermarket Use
Trends were compared in two households in two Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania neighborhoods by survey in 2011 and 2014, one of which received a new supermarket in 2013.
Nov 10, 2015
The Pittsburgh Hill/Homewood Research on Eating, Shopping, and Health study found that a new full-service supermarket in a food desert led to improvements in the quality of neighborhood residents' diets, though not in obesity rates.
Nov 3, 2015
Shopping with a list may be a useful tool for low-income individuals to improve diet or decrease body mass index.
May 12, 2015
Homeboy Industries, Inc., collaborated with Behavioral Health Services, Inc., and the RAND Corporation to provide recovery services to newly released juvenile offenders in Los Angeles through the Substance Use Treatment and Reentry (STAR) Program.
Apr 28, 2014
Examines the return on investment (ROI) that companies realize from workplace wellness programs, focusing on the ROI provided by disease management programs versus lifestyle management programs.
Jan 9, 2014
Examines the relationship among distance to store, food prices, and obesity.
Jan 1, 2014
The authors examine how hospital adherence to quality improvement (QI) methods and hospital engagement with a large-scale QI campaign could facilitate the adoption of an enhanced prevention bundle designed to reduce surgical site infection (SSI) rates after orthopaedic surgery.
Jan 1, 2014
Workplace wellness programs have become increasingly common in the United States, but what do these programs look like? A 2012 national survey gives us the skinny on typical components, incentives for participation, and levels of employee engagement.
Jul 31, 2013
The report investigates the characteristics of workplace wellness programs, their prevalence, their impact on employee health and medical cost, facilitators of their success, and the role of incentives in such programs.
May 30, 2013
Evaluation of the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response and Associated Toolkit
Assesses to what extent the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response's Guidelines and associated Toolkit are reaching their intended users and achieving their intended goals.
May 7, 2013