Vet-COACH (Veteran peer Coaches Optimizing and Advancing Cardiac Health)
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Health Services R&D
March 2016 -
FY 2021 Funding Amount:
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DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality among Veterans, and suboptimal risk factor control is an important mechanism for the continued prevalence of CVD. Despite clinic based programming that includes nurse care management, pharmacy support, telephone care programs and intensive quality improvement efforts, CVD risk factors remain sub-optimally controlled among Veterans. Given the high prevalence and cost CVD within...