You can help improve the future of health care for yourself and your fellow Servicemembers!
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Million Veteran Program (MVP) is a national, voluntary research initiative of VA's Office of Research and Development to better understand the effects that genes have on health and illness, with the ultimate objective of improving Veterans' health care. MVP expects to enroll one million Veterans nationwide over the next five to seven years.
MVP will establish one of the largest databases of genetic, military exposure, lifestyle, and health information. Research findings based on MVP may lead to new ways of preventing and treating illnesses in Veterans and all Americans.
On Sept. 25 VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Deputy Director and Air Force Veteran David Cord will join more than 1,300 Pittsburgh area Veterans who have already enrolled.
MVP staff will be on hand to answer questions about the program, help Veterans who wish to enroll, and serve refreshments.
Stop by our University Drive campus's consolidation building lobby between 8 and 11 a.m. to participate in the open enrollment event.
Any Veteran who uses the VA health care system is eligible to participate in MVP.
For more information on the program, visit www.research.va.gov/MVP.