Veterans Health

Topic Spotlight


The Veterans Health Administration spent $78 billion in the 2019 fiscal year. (Congressional Budget Office)


More than nine million veterans are currently enrolled in the VA health care program. (CBO)


The number of PCORI-funded comparative effectiveness research studies that involve or are recruiting veterans, are based at the VA health centers, or focus on conditions on topics highly relevant to veterans and those who care or them. (As of March 2022)

Patient and Veteran Engagement in Health Research

A Journal of General Internal Medicine Special Supplement

This April 2022 JGIM supplement reflects the shared goals of PCORI and the Veteran Administration's (VA) Health Services Research and Development to assess what we have learned about engagement in research and inform a larger strategy to continue developing the science of engagement.

These articles also demonstrate the substantial commitments both PCORI and the VA have made in catalyzing engagement in research.

All articles are available free of charge on the JGIM website.

View the full collection of articles | Read the related blog post

Veterans Health Study Spotlights

Engaging Veteran Communities in PCOR across the United States

Learn how this PCORI Engagement Award is bringing together veterans and those connected to the military in regional meetings across the United States, engaging and including veterans' voices to prioritize PTSD-related topics that will inform a patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) agenda.