VA health facilities seek bridging services for women and health care providers
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Each VAMC has a Women Veterans Program Manager designated to help female Veterans access VA health benefits and services.
Women are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. Veteran population, and we stand ready to provide them with high quality health care from dedicated female care providers.
To encourage women in the military who are leaving the military or are new veterans to enroll in VA healthcare, we’ve launched a new online training program on Women’s Health Transition. The training provides a detailed overview of all VA health services and programs available to female veterans. The program also covers information on eligibility, how to enroll in VA health care, and how to connect with other female veterans.
The training is designed to complement the VA Transition Assistance Program (PAT) and is based on an in-person and virtual program launched as a joint effort between VA and the Department of Defense.
Some of the health services available to female veterans include reproductive care, maternity care, cancer screenings, comprehensive health and mental health services for issues such as military sexual trauma, domestic violence, post-deployment adaptation and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Each VA Medical Center (VAMC) has a Veterans Women Program Manager to help female Veterans access benefits and health care services. Each VAMC also has a healthcare professional available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer health-related questions and offer advice.
Advancing Women’s Health
A lot has happened on the women’s health front at VA which increases our need for professionals in this area. For example, we work in partnership with other federal agencies, academic institutions and private health care companies to improve prevention, treatment and outcomes for female veterans with cancer. We created the Mini-residency on women’s health for primary care providers and rural nurses. The program aims to increase women’s health skills among nurses and providers serving rural communities. Veteran women’s health research is expanding, and deployed and post-deployment health research is now an important part of VA’s women’s health research portfolio.
We are also actively recruiting more health care providers with expertise in women’s health to participate in these initiatives and assist the growing number of female Veterans seeking care.
If you want to serve Veterans and want to promote and protect women’s health, VA is the place for you! Not only will you accomplish a rewarding dual mission and earn the gratitude of the veterans you care about, but you:
- Receive great benefits, including a generous health and pension plan.
- Have opportunities to advance your education and career with financial support from VA.
- To be able to contribute to innovations and research that improve the health and quality of life of all Veterans.
- Work for one of the top large employers.
Working at VA
We need top notch health care providers to meet the health needs of our female veterans. If this describes you: