PHILADELPHIA — The Missouri Foundation for Health is co-funding the replication and rigorous examination of the outcomes of the Transitional Care Model at the VA St. Louis Health Care System that is part of the national MIRROR-TCM study. Earlier this year, Arnold Ventures awarded a $6 million grant in support of the study at four large health systems, including the Veterans Health Administration. The VA Health Services Research and Development Service also is a funding partner for this clinical trial, providing support to the VA St. Louis Health Care System and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center sites.
Designed by a team at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), the TCM has been proven in multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to improve health outcomes, reduce rehospitalizations and decrease total health care costs among chronically ill older adults. “If the TCM’s effects