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Committed to Continuous Improvement: Highlighting Projects from the 2021 San Francisco VA Health Care System Innovation and Improvement Fair

SFVAHCS hosts an Innovation and Improvement (I&I) Fair, a unique opportunity to highlight staff-led projects designed to advance VA care and services to the entire facility and the community of Veterans we serve.

Innovation and Improvement

COVID-19 Vaccine: How to talk about COVID-19 Boosters with those you care about this holiday season

Suggestions for having constructive, compassionate conversations with those you care about regarding getting the COVID-19 booster or vaccine.

talking to family about boosters

SFVAHCS Researchers Lead Efforts in Race-Free Approach to Kidney Health

The task force, co-chaired by SFVAHCS's very own Dr. Cynthia Delgado, recommended that current race-based equations should be replaced by a substitute that is accurate, representative, unbiased, and provides a standardized approach to diagnosing kidney diseases.

HUD-VASH program provides comprehensive care for aging Veterans facing homelessness

HUD-VASH is a collaborative program between HUD and VA that combines HUD housing vouchers with VA supportive services to help Veterans who are homeless and their families find and sustain permanent housing.

Race-free approach to estimating kidney function

In 2020, NKF and ASN formed a task force, including several VA professionals recommending increased use of cystatin C combined with creatinine for a reliable way to check kidney function. It also recommended a new calculator to estimate eGFR that estimates kidney function without a race variable.

Drs. Estrella and Shlipak