Military women and female veterans are using the VA’s health care system for everything from mammograms and respiratory testing to prescription refills and urgent medical care. The VA says 50 percent of women see navigating VA benefits as their greatest challenge when transitioning to civilian life.
The Women’s Health Transition Training Program helps female service members and veterans learn about services the VA provides and how to enroll in VA health care.
The goal of the program is that participants leave the course feeling empowered to proactively manage their health care and to be comforted by their new support system at VA who can guide them through the military transition process and help them navigate personal health and wellness for the rest of their lives. It’s offered online twice per day, five days per week.
To register for a session visit VA Women’s Health Transition Training - Center for Women Veterans (CWV).
“This training provides a leg up to the new wave of women veterans by giving them the information they need about VA health care,” said one of the veterans who asked not to be identified. VA training sessions for women are conducted by military spouses and female health professionals.