Melissa Tran, PMH-C
2023 Senior Innovation Fellow
Marriage and Family Therapist
Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator
National Lead, Perinatal Reproductive Education Planning and Resources (PREPARe)
Orlando VA Healthcare System
Project: Perinatal Reproductive Education Planning and Resources (PREPARe)
Melissa Tran is a Marriage and Family Therapist and the Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator at Orlando VA Healthcare System. She leads the Perinatal Reproductive Education Planning and Resources (PREPARe) service, which has garnered national recognition through the achievement of the 2021 Dr. Robert L Jesse Award for Innovation. Ms. Tran is also an instructor for Nova Southeastern Kiran C Patel and University of Central Florida Colleges of Medicine and supports the diversity, equity, and inclusion team at OVAHCS.??
Perinatal Reproductive Education Planning and Resources (PREPARe) is a multidisciplinary approach to meet the needs of our perinatal Veterans. The innovation was developed due to a lack of comprehensive and easily accessible perinatal services available to Veterans. Services are scattered between VA, Community Care or not available at all. Veterans must pay out of pocket and request reimbursement for such services as lactation counseling covered under the Maternity Care benefit. PREPARe is a one stop shop wraparound approach where services typically offered in the community are now offered by trained VA specialists. These services include whole health, mental health, nutrition, physical therapy, women’s health, chaplain care, and more.
Innovation Revolutionary: Melissa Tran is innovating Veteran centric perinatal care
PREPARe, or Perinatal Reproductive Education Planning and Resources, integrates wellness, social workers and other health care providers for perinatal Veterans.
VA Diffusion Marketplace: PREPARe
PREPARe's mission is to create integrative services to address the needs of our perinatal Veterans in-house.
2021 Robert L. Jesse Award recognizes VA boundary-breaking innovations
PREPARe was honored to receive the 2021 Dr. Robert L. Jesse Award for Excellence in Innovationin the category of Clinical Individual.
AAMFT Member Melissa Tran Wins Dr. Robert L. Jesse Award
Melissa Tran, MA, LMFT won the Under Secretary for Health Dr. Robert L. Jesse Award for Excellence in InnoVAtion for PREPARe.
Perinatal Presproductive Education Planning & Resources (PREPARe) Poster
Enhancing Perinatal and Reproductive Education: Leveraging Innovative Resources for Improved Patient Outcomes.
2023 Disruptive Tech Award Winners
Federal IT and consulting leaders who are changing the game, taking calculated risks, and impacting their business and our culture with groundbreaking ideas.
PREPARe's Maternal Health Summit
Exploring ways to provide the best maternal and reproductive health care and keeping Veterans Health Administrations (VHA) a trusted source of support for perinatal Veterans.