Transitioning servicewomen and recently separated women Veterans have access to information about VA women’s health services through the Women’s Health Transition Training course.
Women Veterans can learn about VA’s gender-specific health care services. Women can also learn how to enroll in VA health care as quickly as possible after separation. This helps women Veterans better manage their post-military health care.
“VA has presented the Women’s Health Transition Training content to hundreds of women and refined it based on their feedback,” said VA Office of Transition and Economic Development Acting Executive Director, Lawrencia Pierce. “By expanding course availability online, servicewomen and women Veterans worldwide are better able to learn about VA health care designed for their needs and empowered to make informed decisions about their future.”
Background information on the program
Women are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. Veteran population, but only 40% of eligible women Veterans enroll in VA health care. VA and the Department of Defense collaborated in 2017 to study women Veterans’ barriers to care. This led to establishing a pilot training program to address these barriers.
In 2018, VA began offering the Women’s Health Transition Training at select installations. Since then, hundreds of transitioning servicewomen accessed both instructor-led course in person and online. Feedback from pilot participants shows the course increases awareness of women’s health services available through VA, and the on-demand course makes this important information readily available to all.