Prometheus Federal Services and Atlas Research Awarded Contract to Assess the Impact of Race on VHA Homeless Programs
August 20, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – Titan Alpha, a joint venture between Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) and Atlas Research, was awarded a contract with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Homeless Programs Office (HPO) to assess the effectiveness of its homeless programs in providing racially equitable services to Veterans.
Titan Alpha will offer project management, policy support, and organizational assessments to equip the HPO Racial Equity and Racial Justice (RERJ) Workgroup with the knowledge and framework to reach its goals. These goals include identifying and eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in access to resources offered by VHA specialty homeless programs, supporting VHA homeless program staff as they navigate issues pertaining to race and ethnicity in the workplace, and increasing providers’ capacity to deliver direct patient care that supports Veterans’ diverse experiences.
“Racial inequities and Veteran homelessness intersect to create an epidemic,” said PFS President Greg Smallwood. “We’re ready to use our expertise in addressing this intersection to find opportunities to improve HPO’s efforts at national, regional, and local levels.”
“Atlas has a long history of federal health equity work that spans more than a decade,” said Atlas Research Principal Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg. “Our team, which includes Hilda Heady–a national expert in Veteran homelessness, understands that racial equity is fundamentally about interrupting patterns and practices that may disempower people. We look forward to using our combined experience and knowledge in this area to support VHA in serving Veterans experiencing homelessness as fairly, equitably, and as untainted by racial inequity as possible.”
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Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) is an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) and a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). PFS serves the federal health and social services sectors with comprehensive expertise in management, healthcare IT, health education, strategy and operations, planning and technical assistance, change management, healthcare improvement, and business transformation. For more information: www.pfs.us.
Atlas Research partners with federal health organizations to drive mission-critical innovation and transformation. Atlas’ work positively impacts vulnerable populations, tests interventions to support special populations, and energizes communities to help address social determinants of health. For more information: www.atlasresearch.us.
Titan Alpha is a Verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) joint venture of PFS and Atlas Research. This joint venture is built upon a well-established partnership that dates to an October 2017 Mentor-Protégé Agreement between our two companies. For more information: www.titanalpha.us.