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Research Opportunities for LGBT Veterans

LGBT FlagThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) supports research to improve the delivery of health care to Veterans. VA is one of the nation's leaders in health research and has contributed to many important advances in health care.

Some studies use existing information, numbers, and other data, while others require volunteer participants. Some of that research directly examines the delivery of health care to Veterans with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and related identities.

Learn about specific opportunities for Veterans with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and related identities to participate in VA research below


Current Projects:

Name of project: Health for Every Veteran Study.

Project goals: This is a national Veterans Affairs (VA) study designed to learn about the health and life experiences of diverse groups of Veterans from all backgrounds, including Veterans with LGBT and related identities. We are interested in understanding how LGBT Veterans’ identities, stressors, and experiences may affect their health over time.

Participants needed: Veterans with LGBT and related identities.

What does participating involve?  Eligible participants will be asked to complete an online survey every 9 months for approximately 2 years, for a total of 4 surveys. Each survey takes about 60-90 minutes to complete and can be completed in the privacy of your home.

Location:  All surveys will be completed online. No in-person visits are required.

IRB #:  01672

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VHA Directive 1340: Health Care for Veterans who Identify as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual
VHA Directive 1341 (Providing Health Care for Transgender and Intersex Veterans)