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Population Health Services (PHS)

Population Health Services

Health Equity

charged with reducing disparities in health and health care affecting Veterans, and enabling all Veterans to achieve equitable health outcomes, get the support they need, and achieve their highest level of health regardless of who they are or where they live.
Internet: https://www.va.gov/healthequity/

Health Solutions

Works to improve Veteran health status and outcomes by deploying and refining electronic medical record solutions to monitor and optimize health care delivery

LGBTQ+ Health Program

LGBTQ+ refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning identities. The ‘+’ sign also captures identities beyond LGBTQ, including pansexual, asexual, agender, gender diverse, nonbinary, gender-neutral, and other identities. The VHA LGBTQ+ Health Program develops, refines, and promulgates policies to support LGBTQ+ Veterans so they feel welcome and valued by VHA.  They develop and disseminate best clinical practices and education about addressing health disparities experienced by LGBTQ+ Veterans.
Internet: https://www.patientcare.va.gov/LGBT/index.asp

National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP)

Provide a central office for monitoring and encouraging the activities of the Veterans Health Administration with respect to the provision, evaluation, and improvement of preventive health services. Promote the expansion and improvement of clinical, research, and educational activities of the Veterans Health Administration with respect to such services.
NCP Internet: https://www.prevention.va.gov/
MOVE Internet:  https://www.move.va.gov/

Health Outcomes Military Exposures (HOME)

As part of VA's Office of Patient Care Services, Health Outcomes Military Exposures (HOME) (formerly Post Deployment Health Services) administers various programs related to environmental and occupational exposures of U.S. Veterans during military service, including Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND), Gulf War, Vietnam, World War II and atomic Veterans activities. HOME also maintains several registries based on these exposures.
Internet: https://www.publichealth.va.gov/about/postdeploymenthealth/index.asp

Public Health Surveillance and Research (PHSR) 

Enhances the quality and safety of VHA clinical systems through critical ongoing public health surveillance, outbreak and lookback investigative analyses, and public health and clinical laboratory testing associated with Veterans’ care and urgent public health needs.

Rural Health 

The Office of Rural Health’s (ORH) Functions are to conduct, coordinate, promote, and disseminate rural Veteran research; and to develop, refine, and promulgate policies, best practices, lessons learned, and innovative and successful programs
Internet: https://www.ruralhealth.va.gov/