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Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare

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What is CINCCH?

Dr. Kevin Stroupe, CINCCH Director welcomes you to our web site and describes our center.

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Howard Gordon, MD

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With more healthcare delivery directed to #Telehealth 2/2 COVID-19 – I’m sharing a pamphlet that could be helpful when preparing for telehealth visits

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Our Intended Audience - VA researchers and research staff, VA providers and policy makers.

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Our Vision is:

To be a national resource for high-quality health services and implementation research on Veterans with complex chronic conditions.

The Mission of CINCCH is:

By engaging Veterans and VA partners in conducting high quality, innovative research and through the training of future VA health services researchers, we seek to improve health care delivery and outcomes for Veterans with complex chronic conditions. We define complex chronic care to include Veterans with complex needs and life circumstances (e.g., lifelong disabilities) and those who use multiple sources of care (e.g., VA, Medicare, non-VA care).

updated 5-15-2020

Goals #1 & #2

Innovative Studies

COVID-19 Vaccination

Patient and ProviderGoals #1 & #2

Goal #1: Developing and implementing best practices for Veterans with disabilities.

Goal #2: Developing and implementing strategies to optimize patient engagement, patient-centered care, and access to care.

Patient and SurgeonInnovative Studies

Our innovative work includes the use of direct observation methods to evaluate care delivery and patient experience.

Our additional activities
have considerable overlap and synergy with our primary research foci, through sharing of expertise and methods. These include efforts related to infection control and antibiotic stewardship in other populations, care delivery models for conditions including kidney dialysis patients, and early work on employee engagement.


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Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare


Hines VA Hospital

5000 S. 5th Avenue

P.O. Box 1033

Hines, IL 60141

phone 708-202-2414

FAX 708-202-2316

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