Did you know that women are the fastest growing group within the Veteran population? Learn more about the changing face of women Veterans and what VA is doing to meet their health care needs.
Over the past two decades, VHA has rolled out numerous initiatives designed to improve access and quality of care for women Veterans. Along with clinical advances, VHA women’s health research has accelerated, providing an evidence base that further sharpens the focus on women Veterans. Sourcebook Volume 3 is a product of collaboration across VHA. Its primary purpose is to present data to inform policy and program planning as VHA implements and evaluates new ways of providing care to women Veterans. Sourcebook Volume 3—like Volumes 1 and 2—describes sociodemographic characteristics and health care utilization patterns of women Veteran patients in VHA, updated Fiscal Year 2012 data, as well as new data on costs of care and the medical condition profile of women Veterans in VHA. Read more here.
Year Five of the Mini-Residency Program
This fall marked the fifth year of the successful mini-residency program sponsored by Women’s Health Services (WHS) and Veterans Health Administration’s Simulation Learning Education and Research Network (SimLEARN). Developed by women Veterans health clinical experts, the mini-residency program for primary care providers continues to further VHA’s progress in reaching VA’s goal of implementing comprehensive primary care for women at all VA sites, and over 1850 providers have been trained to date. “We launched these mini-residencies in 2008 as a way to proactively prepare our providers for the record influx of women Veterans,” said Patricia Hayes, Chief Consultant, Women’s Health Services. “I am thrilled that we have trained so many providers and see this as a major step towards having every woman Veteran who comes to VA seen by a provider who is both interested and proficient in women’s health care.” Read more here.
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