Center for Information Dissemination and Education Resources

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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.

What's New from Cider

Recent Publications

Evidence Map of Yoga for High-Impact Conditions Affecting Veterans
ESP Report

Care coordination and PACT, research highlights, announcements

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Upcoming Cyberseminars

9/16/2014 12:00pm EST
Series: VIReC Clinical Informatics Seminar
Title: Interactive Voice Response (IVR) – an alternative to face to face Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for patients with chronic low back pain
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9/17/2014 2:00pm EST
Series: HERC Health Economics Seminar
Title: The Effect of Medicaid Expansions on Demand for Care from the Veterans Health Administration
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