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The Center for Information Dissemination and Education Resources (CIDER) was established as a VA HSR&D national Resource Center in 2004. Located in Boston, CIDER provides a critical conduit for the dissemination of health services research and provides HSR&D with dissemination support through a variety of channels.


As with all VA centers, CIDER's mission is to improve the health and healthcare of our veterans. By distributing important HSR&D findings to policy makers, clinicians, researchers, managers, and the general public, CIDER plays a pivotal role in supporting implementation of evidence-based research throughout VA. Our educational offerings (cyber seminars, annual meetings) provide the VA HSR&D community with regular opportunities to enhance health services research and to improve the health and outcomes of veterans.


CIDER's goal is to support dissemination and encourage the use of research-based evidence in making policy and clinical practice decisions aimed at improving quality, patient care, and health outcomes.

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Recent Publications

Benefits and Harms of the Mediterranean Diet Compared to Other Diets
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Interventions to Improve Pharmacological Adherence among Adults with Psychotic Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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Upcoming Cyberseminars

12/1/2015 11:00am EST
Series: Spotlight on Pain Management
Title: Understanding Pain and Pain Care in the VA using Big Data
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12/3/2015 12:00pm EST
Series: QUERI Implementation Network
Title: VHA’s Moral Obligation to Quality Improvement: Ethics and the Common Rule within a Learning Health Care System
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