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Health Centers Serving Veterans: Improving Identification of Military Veteran Patient Characteristic

Health Centers Serving Veterans: Improving Identification of Military Veteran Patient Characteristic

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 10, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand why the wording of screening questions to identify military veteran status matters.
  2. Be equipped to change your health center’s screening question with the most evidence-based, recommended screening techniques.
  3. Apply more accurate patient counts to needs assessment and service delivery to military Veterans.


  • Welcome and Context Setting (Gina Capra, NACHC and Emily Vogt, IA PCA, 5 minutes)
  • US Dept of VA Research (Bryant Howren, Univ if IA, 10 minutes)
  • Health Center Perspective: Use of VA-Recommended Screening Question and How the Findings were used at CHC
    • SE Iowa (IA) – Tony Flores, CEO – 15 minutes
    • Finger Lakes (NY) – Mary Zelazny, CEO – 15 minutes
  • PRAPARE® SDOH Screening Tool updates – 5 minutes (Nālani Tarrant, NACHC SDOH Director)
  • Discussion/Q&A – 10 minutes (Gina: moderator)
  • Close Out/Adjourn- 1 minute


  • Matthew Bryant Howren, Phd, MPH, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa
  • Antonio Flores, MS-HCM, MPH, CEO, Community Health Centers of South East Iowa
  • Mary Zelazny, CEO, Finger Lakes Community Health (NY)
  • Nālani Tarrant, MPH, Director, Social Drivers of Health, National Association of Community Health Centers


  • Emily Vogt, CHES, Program Manager & Improvement Consultant, Iowa Primary Care Association

Co-Host Moderator

  • Gina Capra, MPA, Senior Vice President, Health Center Operations and Governance, NACHC


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This webinar is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit


Apr 10 2024


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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    Date/Time: Wednesday, April 10, 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET This Event is Virtual

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