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PFS Awarded a Contract for Women Health’s Mini-Residency for Rural Providers and Nurses Training Program for Veterans Health Administration 

WASHINGTON, DC – Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) was awarded a contract with the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Office of Women’s Health (OWH) Women’s Health Mini-Residency for Rural Providers and Nurses Training Program. Goals of the training are to improve familiarity, knowledge and skills of primary care providers and nurses in women’s health topics, to increase women Veteran access to women’s health primary care providers and to enhance/improve the quality of healthcare women Veterans receive. 

The VHA patient population of women Veterans is growing rapidly. Such growth brings increasing demand for high quality gender-specific health care. Approximately 26% of enrolled women Veterans reside in rural and highly rural areas of the county. These areas need more trained primary care providers who are also designated as Women’s Health Primary Providers (WH-PCP), as well as nursing staff trained in women’s health. OWH has developed and delivered a comprehensive education and training model called the Women’s Health Mini-Residency since 2008 for clinical staff to address gaps in knowledge and skills in women’s health topics. Although over 5,500 primary care providers and 3,000 primary care nurses have been trained in this mini-residency program, additional training needs persist. 

“Our mini-residency program strives to ensure that women Veterans located in rural areas are still afforded the opportunity to receive the optimal healthcare they so rightfully deserve,” said Vice President, Carl Fortune. “Our dedicated team of instructors are committed to the training and development of providers and nurses to help close the disparity gap.” 

PFS clinical instructors, gynecological teaching associates, and equipment support individuals will join OWH to offer instruction and delivery of OWH’s mini-residency training program on women’s health topics. They will train VHA clinical primary care providers and nurses at rural Community Based Outpatient Clinics across the country to help these providers and nurses address the unique health needs of women and improve the quality of healthcare women Veterans receive. 

PFS is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) founded in 2014. Since its SDVOSB certification in 2017, PFS has completed over 90 projects with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation. PFS assists federal clients in planning and implementing healthcare transformation, innovation, technology, and quality improvement initiatives, programs, and projects. PFS has developed and implemented solutions that introduce innovative approaches and innovations that meet the demands and challenges facing healthcare and research agencies. PFS is also the Managing Venturer of the Titan Alpha Joint Venture that was awarded 32 VA contracts in the last two years. 

For more information, go to https://pfs.us/   

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PFS in Partnership with C2 Technologies Awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement to Provide eLearning Support for VHA

WASHINGTON, DC – Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) was awarded a position on a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Employee Education System (EES) to produce eLearning modules. EES provides dynamic learning to develop a high-performance workforce and make sure over 9 million Veterans receive safe, high-quality health care from committed, expert employees, from clinicians to administrative staff. EES training is also available to community health care providers to share a common knowledge of best practices related to Veteran care. Many of EES’ courses offer continuing education credits.

PFS is joining forces with C2 Technologies, an industry leader in developing and delivering award-winning training, immersive online learning (Gamification, AR/VR/XR/Metaverse), digital transformation and strategic human solutions for the Government and private sectors. The team will supplement and support EES’ eLearning development production capacity. They will produce media/web-based training content conformant with the Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) 1.2 or SCORM 2004 4th Edition specifications and compliant with Section 508 standards. The modules will be accessed on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Talent Management System for its 340K+ employees and on VHA TRAIN for community providers. TRAIN is a free service of the Public Health Foundation.

“EES maintains a comprehensive catalog of public health learning products for VA employees and community providers, said PFS Senior Vice President, David Seelke. “This BPA with EES allows the team to produce courses on a broad range of health care subjects such as Mental Health, Cancer, Cardiac Care, War Related Illness/Post Deployment Health, Suicide Prevention, Women’s Health, and Opioid Addiction, and Pain Management.”

For more information, reach out to info@pfs.us.