WASHINGTON, DC – Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) was awarded a contract with the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Assault and Harassment Prevention Office (AHPO) to help create positive cultural change through healthy boundaries and unconscious bias trainings.
VHA is committed to a safe, respectful, and welcoming healthcare system for Veterans and their beneficiaries, VA staff, volunteers, and guests. Yet according to recent research, a significant number of women Veterans who are routine users of VA primary care clinics reported several forms of harassment or inappropriate or unwanted comments or behaviors by male Veterans on VA grounds.
The AHPO is responsible for overseeing the coordination and implementation of national harassment and sexual assault policies, reporting strategies, and cultural change efforts for VHA. AHPO provides education, tools, and initiatives, to reduce harmful behaviors and increase respectful and safe environments to best serve employees, Veterans, visitors, and caretakers, and increase awareness of response capabilities. The PFS team will work with AHPO and other VA leaders to develop a series of healthy boundaries and unconscious bias trainings.
“These trainings will equip frontline staff with the skills and techniques to manage or respond to inappropriate patient- to-employee behaviors,” says Kamran Sartaj, PFS Vice President, Organizational Change & Strategic Communications. “Our goal is to help create more trust and healthier relationships within the VA healthcare system, so that no matter who you are, you feel safe, respected, and welcomed when you receive care at VA.”
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.
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