What is VA Women’s Health Pilot?
There are great benefits to Women Veterans and the taxpayer by increasing the number of women Veterans who enroll and utilize VA women’s health services in a timely manner. Timely enrollment and utilization of VA’s mental health services can prevent suicide and other mental health sequelae resulting from undiagnosed and treatment of depression and PTSD. In addition, enrollment and use of VA health care ensures that reproductive and maternity care as well as routine gender specific cancer screenings and follow up are continued without interruption once women leave military service.
HigherEchelon provides services for the creation of a one day women’s health workshop as part of the transition assistance program for servicewomen transitioning from military to civilian life will help ensure that they are fully aware of: 1) their eligibility for VA health care, 2) the range of women’s health and mental health care services and benefits that are available to them, 3) the transformed culture of the VA health care system from male patients only to both male and female patients, 4) the importance about being proactive about one’s health and health care, 5) the importance of uninterrupted delivery of care for mental health issues, contraception, pregnancy and gender specific cancer screenings, etc., 6 ) how to enroll in VA health care, 7) and the locations of VA sites of care around the country.