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.
Benefits and Harms of Cannabis in Chronic Pain or PTSD: A Systematic Review
HSR&D Research Briefs
Spotlight: 2016 HSR&D Award Winners, Research News, Publications
Series: Using Data and Information Systems in Partnered Research
Title: Veteran Engagement and Access to Health Information: Collaboration in the Evaluation of the Blue Button Feature of My HealtheVet
Series: HERC Econometrics with Observational Data
Title: Natural Experiments and Difference-in-Differences