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Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System

 

VA Research Program Needs You!

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The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee and Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa are Million Veteran Program (MVP) enrollment sites.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Since 2016, more than 3,000 Veterans in Eastern Oklahoma have volunteered to participate in the nationwide Million Veteran Program (MVP).

MVP is a national, voluntary research program funded entirely by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research & Development. The goal of MVP is to partner with Veterans receiving their care in the VA Healthcare System to study how genes affect health.

To do this, MVP will build one of the world's largest medical databases by safely collecting blood samples and health information from one million Veteran volunteers. Data collected from MVP will be stored in a secure manner and will be coded for researchers so that they cannot directly identify you. Researchers will study diseases like diabetes and cancer, and military-related illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

How to Participate

To enroll, Veterans can call 866-441-6075 (toll-free) or simply drop by the following locations:

Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic
Room 162A, across from the Information Desk
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center
Room 1C-138 on the first floor near the Canteen
Tuesday & Thursday
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Participation takes about 15 minutes and involves a one-time study visit to provide a blood sample for genetic analysis. Participation also includes filling out health surveys, allowing ongoing access to medical records and agreeing to future contact.

Protecting Your Privacy

MVP has extensive safeguards in place to keep Veterans personal information secure and confidential.

All blood samples and data collected through MVP surveys and electronic health records are labeled with a code instead of identifiable information. In addition, researchers who are approved to use MVP data will never receive the name, social security number, address, or date of birth of MVP participants.

Learn More about MVP

Visit http://www.research.va.gov/MVP to learn more about the program.

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