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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

Metformin Use in Patients with Contraindications or Precautions
ESP Report

Provider to Payer: Transforming VA Care

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Upcoming Cyberseminars

9/26/2016 1:00pm EST
Series: Spotlight on Women's Health
Title: Does Trauma-Focused Treatment Make PTSD Symptoms Worse? Examining Symptom Exacerbations and Outcomes in Two Clinical Samples
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9/28/2016 12:00pm EST
Series: VIReC Partnered Research
Title: Lessons Learned from the Partnered Evaluation with the Office of Specialty Care
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