VHA Home HealthCare is dedicated to supporting research and innovation that advances human welfare, creates new knowledge, develops our understanding and informs best practices in home and community care.
Our research focuses on key areas of home and community care that create possibilities for more independence, support clients to live at home, promote safe and rewarding working conditions for home care providers, and build toward fully integrated care across sectors. We strive to break new ground in research and development of integrated solutions that reflect the voices of our clients, caregivers and providers.
The VHA Research Vision 2025 supports VHA’s 2025 Strategic Plan: Care to Transform (Download PDF) by focusing our research in three priority areas: Better Care, Safer Teams and More Connected.
Our research on how to provide Better Care is driven by the questions and needs of our clinical teams and client & caregiver partners.
We are prioritizing research to improve workplace health and safety throughout the home care sector, and specifically at VHA.
We are prioritizing research on integrated care to inform and evaluate ongoing efforts to increase integration in the health care system.
VHA invests in the future of home care research by supporting graduate student researchers and through clinician fellowship programs that offer therapists, nurses and personal support workers the opportunity to develop their research skills.
Research Fellowships for VHA Clinicians
See how VHA is investing in the future of home care research by offering a clinician fellowship program to our staff to improve their skills.
Graduate Research Award
Learn more about how each year VHA co-funds promising graduate students whose work is aligned with our strategic vision.
We partner with academics, clients, our own point-of-care staff, and the community in collaborative research to promote the discovery and development of meaningful, innovative solutions to advance home care practice.