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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Developing a Team-Delivered Intervention for Smoking and Hazardous Drinking for Primary Care Veterans with Cardiovascular Diseases
Principal Investigator:

Julie Gass

Location: Buffalo, NY
Congressional District Code: 26
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2019 - June 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $147,977
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Many Veterans (30.4%) with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) continue to engage in behaviors that increase risk of cardiovascular events and early mortality, such as smoking or hazardous drinking. While the VA has several programs designed to help Veterans quit smoking or quit/reduce drinking, there is a gap in service for Veterans who are not ready for change-based treatments but continue to smoke or drink hazardously. VA Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACTs) screen all patients annually for alcohol...

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