Adagio Health and RAND Women
Veterans Needs Assessment Full Report
Full Report Synopsis
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Adagio Health proudly serves approximately 1,100 veterans in western PA in our offices, providing reproductive health care at no cost, along with WIC and nutrition services, behavioral health services, and community education. For a list of all of our medical offices including location and phone numbers, click here: Adagio Health Medical Offices
We demonstrate commitment to providing military and veteran competent services by implementing the requirement that all staff participate in regular training. The women veterans we serve often prefer providers who focus on women, and some do not qualify for medical benefits under VA guidelines. Adagio Health provides safe, compassionate, and competent care to all women who have served in the military, regardless of discharge status, length of service, or other documentation. Our goal is to make our region’s unique and diverse population of women veterans feel welcome in our offices.
Our services include: Family Planning
, Birth Control
, STI Testing & Treatment
, Gynecological Care
, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Programs
, WIC Nutrition Benefits
, Tobacco and Nicotine Cessation Services
and an extensive menu of Adult Health Care Basics
including screenings, adult immunizations, and more.
Care Navigation is also available for our patients who have served in the military that is tailored to meet the needs of women veterans in western PA who may be experiencing challenges in their lives that impact their health, well-being, or safety. Care Navigation can make a difference in health outcomes. It improves access to community resources and relieves the pressure on patients to navigate service organizations and health care systems on their own. Get help with:
- Child care
- Connecting with other veterans or benefit specialists
- Food insecurity
- Finding a gym and much more!
Over the past year, Adagio Health partnered with a number of local and national veteran resources to bring care to veterans, while also expanding our own capacity provide care and services. Among those activities:
- Hired a Veteran Care Navigator and begin laying the groundwork to roll out remote veteran care navigation for patients of Adagio Health
- Provided Mental Health First Aid training for the staff at Veterans Place, a shelter and case management service provider for homeless veterans
- Partnered with fellow nonprofit Rise Rank & File to provide a sexual and reproductive health educational series for women veterans - focused on setting boundaries to ensure safety and wellness
- Participated in the Butler County Stand Down: an event serving homeless veterans, service members, their families, community members and families in need
- Provided special outreach to the Veterans Leadership Program Stand Down and Women Veteran’s Resource Fair
- Presented on our women veterans program at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference
Adagio Health continues to identify gaps in services and additional needs of women veterans. In March 2022, we kicked off the second year of our Better Health Outcomes Series
with a special veterans-themed presentation; and in 2022, we partnered with the RAND Corporation to complete a comprehensive community health needs assessment of women veterans in western Pennsylvania.
On March 30, 2023, Adagio Health hosted "Invisible No More," at the Heinz History Center. The event focused on celebrating and supporting women veterans, alongside the release of RAND Corporation's Western PA Women Veterans Needs Assessment. Speakers included Adagio Health President & CEO BJ Leber, Yvonne Cook from the Highmark Foundation, and Carrie Farmer from RAND. Closing remarks were made from Brigadier General (PA) Maureen Weigl, Deputy Adjutant General for Veterans Affairs from PA’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.