Veterans Now Able to Enter/Edit Gender ID, Preferred Name

The following information was released today:

The Department of Veterans Affairs includes gender identity and preferred name in its national medical record system to help VA providers better understand and meet the health care needs of Veterans. As of June 25th, 2022, VA patients can view, enter and edit their gender identity and preferred name at VA.gov Home | Veterans Affairs. This new feature of VA.gov gives Veterans the ability to enter information about themselves into their health record without going through a VA staff person.  With this new solution, VA is giving Veterans more control and choice when it comes to their healthcare information.

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For more than 40 years, your Sacramento LGBT Community Center has supported the health and wellness of the most marginalized. We understand there is increasing concern amid the Monkey Pox outbreak, and we want to assure you that the health and safety of our clients, staff, and community are paramount. We are closely monitoring the situation and following the advice of the CDC and the State and County Departments of Public Health.

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