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The LGBTQ+ Health Education Group was designed and refined using human centered design principles at the Hampton VA Medical Center in 2016. Each one-hour session of the ten-week, manualized, closed group provides an opportunity to connect with other LGBTQ+ Veterans to build a peer support system while improving LGBTQ+ patient health literacy. Connection to social support is a protective factor against suicide, stigma-related stress and other health outcomes for LGBTQ+ individuals. The group facilitation manual provides a comprehensive approach to implementation of the service, staff training, and guidance on how to create a welcoming environment. Veteran reactions to the service include: "I can't believe this group is at the VA!", "My life has gotten better by coming", and "I love this group! I feel better talking to my providers."

This innovation is scaling widely with the support of national stakeholders. See more scaling innovations.

Origin:

January 2016, Hampton VA Medical Center

Adoptions:

39 successful, 8 in-progress

Awards and Recognition:

iNET Seed Investee, iNET Spread Investee, Diffusion of Excellence National Diffusion Practice

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Metrics

  • Reach of Program = Improved access to affirmative care services for LGBTQ+ Veterans and rural LGBTQ+ Veterans;
  • Effectiveness of Program = Improved identity-related protective factors (e.g., identity acceptance, reduced internalized stigma)
  • Effectiveness of Program = Reduced symptoms of distress (e.g., symptoms of depression and anxiety)
  • Effectiveness of Program = Reduced suicide risk (e.g., reported likelihood of attempting suicide in the future)
  • Adoption, Implementation, Maintenance = Number of VA Facilities and Clinical Resource Hubs Consistently Offering PRIDE in All Who Served

Diffusion tracker

Does not include Clinical Resource Hubs (CRH)

Statuses

AL: Central Alabama VA Medical Center-Montgomery (Montgomery)
  • Started adoption on 01/2019.
AL: Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center (Tuscaloosa)
  • Started adoption on 05/2018.
CA: Loma Linda VA Clinic (Loma Linda Redlands)
  • Started adoption on 09/2019.
CA: McClellan VA Clinic (McClellan Park)
  • Started adoption on 11/2020.
CA: Oceanside VA Clinic (Oceanside)
  • Started adoption on 07/2020.
CA: San Diego VA Medical Center (San Diego, California)
  • Started adoption on 03/2021.
CO: Aurora VA Clinic (Aurora, Colorado)
  • Started adoption on 10/2021.
CO: Grand Junction VA Medical Center (Grand Junction, Colorado)
  • Started adoption on 02/2019.
CO: PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic (Colorado Springs)
  • Started adoption on 03/2021.
FL: C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Bay Pines)
  • Started adoption on 10/2021.
FL: Naples VA Clinic (Naples)
  • Started adoption on 10/2021.
HI: Spark M. Matsunaga Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Honolulu) IN: Richard L. Roudebush Veterans' Administration Medical Center (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Started adoption on 07/2019.
LA: New Orleans VA Medical Center (New Orleans)
  • Started adoption on 10/2021.
MI: Oscar G. Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility (Iron Mountain)
  • Started adoption on 10/2021.
MI: Saginaw VA Clinic (Saginaw Barnard Road)
  • Started adoption on 06/2020.
MO: St. Louis VA Medical Center-Jefferson Barracks (St. Louis Jefferson Barracks)
  • Started adoption on 11/2018.
MS: G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Jackson, Mississippi)
  • Started adoption on 03/2021.
NC: Durham VA Medical Center (Durham)
  • Started adoption on 08/2019.
NC: Fayetteville VA Medical Center (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
  • Started adoption on 03/2019.
NC: Greenville VA Clinic (Greenville, North Carolina)
  • Started adoption on 03/2021.
NC: W.G. (Bill) Hefner Salisbury Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Salisbury)
  • Started adoption on 01/2019.
NH: Manchester VA Medical Center (Manchester)
  • Started adoption on 03/2021.
NV: Ioannis A. Lougaris Veterans' Administration Medical Center (Reno)
  • Started adoption on 03/2021.
NY: Buffalo VA Medical Center (Buffalo, New York)
  • Started adoption on 10/2021.
OH: Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Outpatient Clinic (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Started adoption on 05/2019.
OK: Jack C. Montgomery Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Muskogee, Oklahoma)
  • Started adoption on 01/2020.
OK: Oklahoma City VA Medical Center (Oklahoma City)
  • Started adoption on 10/2020.
OR: White City VA Medical Center (White City)
  • Started adoption on 03/2021.
PA: Coatesville VA Medical Center (Coatesville)
  • Started adoption on 03/2021.
SC: Ralph H. Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Charleston, South Carolina)
  • Started adoption on 05/2020.
SC: Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Columbia, South Carolina)
  • Started adoption on 10/2021.
TX: Harlingen VA Clinic (Harlingen, Texas)
  • Started adoption on 11/2020.
TX: Temple VA Clinic (Temple South General Bruce Drive)
  • Started adoption on 09/2020.
UT: George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Salt Lake City)
  • Started adoption on 10/2020.
VA: Hampton VA Medical Center (Hampton)
  • Started adoption on 01/2016.
VA: Hunter Holmes McGuire Hospital (Richmond, Virginia)
  • Started adoption on 03/2020.
VA: Salem VA Medical Center (Salem, Virginia)
  • Started adoption on 03/2021.
WI: Tomah VA Medical Center (Tomah)
  • Started adoption on 02/2019.

There are no unsuccessful adoptions for this innovation.

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