VHA Research

Client Engagement

VHA Research

Client Engagement

VHA Research wants to partner with clients and carers to conduct research that is informed by those that are impacted most by home healthcare services. With their unique lived experiences, clients and carers bring fresh perspectives that are essential to developing inclusive and authentic homecare research that address the needs of communities we serve.

Poster for Client Partners with VHA Research and Innovation (Download PDF).

How can I be involved?

Your lived experience as a client or carer brings an important perspective to homecare research. Your voice can shape our research to be more accessible and relevant to the needs of our community. Client partners can be involved in many ways with VHA research, depending on what suits their interests and schedule. This can include:

  • Define and give advise on the study focus, objectives and priorities
  • Guide and support study design and protocol
  • Help collect and analyze data and information
  • Help us share the findings with our community by suggesting who should know about them and how to show them
  • Tell us your ideas or how you would like to contribute

How will VHA make the process simple and easy?

VHA wants to encourage our clients to be involved with our research team by making the process simple and easy for you. A few ways we are doing that is by providing:

  • Alternative care options
  • Reimbursement for travel costs
  • Consistent support
  • Flexible schedules
  • Continuous communication
  • Use of plain language
  • Access to technology
  • Compensation for time and expertise

How do I join?

If you'd like to be involved, please sign up for the Research and Innovation Network (RAIN) at VHA today.