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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Telehealth Treatment of Veterans with Alcohol Misuse at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Principal Investigator:

Daniel Blalock

Location: Durham, NC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: May 2021 - April 2026
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $45,255
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common cause of death in Veterans. CVD-related deaths are over twice as likely in patients with comorbid alcohol misuse, due in part to alcohol misuse directly exacerbating several modifiable factors that lead to CVD. No interventions exist targeting both these comorbidities, and current VA/DoD treatment guidelines for comorbid alcohol misuse in primary care are ineffective. Because alcohol misuse is often a recurrent problem, and the dominant...

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