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.
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