VA is following CDC guidelines and prioritizing individuals for the vaccine based on their personal risk of exposure. Veterans enrolled at the VA Northern California Health Care System are encouraged to call 1-800-382-8387 for more information. Veterans can also visit https://www.va.gov/resources/monkeypox-information-for-veterans/.
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.Continue reading “Veterans Now Able to Enter/Edit Gender ID, Preferred Name”
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.
A new SITREP page has been added with information regarding Monkeypox, it is located underneath the new Public Health menu option above.
The World Health Organization Saturday designated monkeypox a global health emergency, making clear that the growing number of cases calls for an international response. The outbreak has mostly affected men who have sex with men. Now the federal government is working on making the treatment more accessible as the queer community pays close attention to the outbreak.