VA Women’s Health Transition Training - Center for Women Veterans (CWV)
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Center for Women Veterans (CWV)

 

VA Women’s Health Transition Training

Training sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affiars in collaboration with the Department of Defense for women servicemembers

For the safety of participants and trainers, all Women’s Health Transition Training sessions have shifted to a virtual format on Adobe Connect through July. We hope to shift back to in-person trainings later in 2020. Participants are welcome to sign up for any training that fits their schedule.

Welcome! The VA is not your grandfather’s VA anymore, it’s much more inclusive! Register for a training to educate servicewomen on women’s health care services available from VA after separation from the military. This course provides an in-depth discussion about:

  • Female specific health care including reproductive services, maternity care, mental health services, newborn care, and gynecological care and musculoskeletal care.
  • Eligibility for VA health care and how to enroll.
  • Resources available for servicewomen during the military to civilian transition process.
About the program

This interactive and high-energy course is taught by a woman Veteran who uses VA health care and is designed to educate transitioning servicewomen about:

  • the woman-centric culture and infrastructure of VA to better serve women Veterans
  • women’s health care services (e.g. maternity care, cancer screenings, whole health, and mental health care services)
  • the process and eligibility requirements for enrollment — you don’t have to be disabled to receive health care at the VA
  • connecting with other women Veterans through women-specific networks, resources, and programs post-service
  • how to find your local VA facility and POCs for additional support

This is a voluntary program intended to complement TAP and to provide all servicewomen with specific women’s health information that will aid the transition to civilian life.

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.

Learn more about Why You Should Participate in WHTT.

Who should attend?

All servicewomen are welcome to attend the training. Attendance is encouraged for female servicemembers who will be transitioning to civilian or to the Guard and Reserve within the next calendar year.

* It is recommended that transitioning servicewomen complete the VA Benefits and Services module within the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) benefits and attend the TAP and have attended. This course is not a substitute for TAP.

Training Locations

View specific site details including dates and times of the trainings when you register. Women at surrounding military installations or spokes* are also welcome to attend these trainings.

California
  – MCB Camp Pendleton
  – NAVSTA San Diego
    – North Island NAS
    – Coronado NAV Amphib Base
    – MCAS Miramar
  – Travis AFB
    – MCAGCC Twentynine Palms
Colorado
  – Ft. Carson Florida
    – Peterson AFB
    – Schriever AFB
Florida
  – Eglin AFB
    – Hurlburt Field
  – MacDill AFB
  – NAVSTA Mayport
    – NAS Jacksonville
  – NAS Pensacola
    – NTTC Corry Station
Georgia
  – Ft. Benning
  – Ft. Gordon
  – Ft. Stewart
    – Hunter Army Air Field
Hawaii
  – JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam
    – MCBH Kaneohe Bay
    – Camp H.M. Smith
    – Fort Shafter
    – Tripler Army Medical Center
  – Schofield Barracks
Illinois
  – NAVSTA Great Lakes
Kansas
  – Ft. Riley
Kentucky
  – Ft. Campbell
Missouri
  – Ft. Leonard Wood
National Capital Region
  – Ft. Meade
    – NNMC Bethesda
  – JB Andrews
  – Pentagon
New York
  – Ft. Drum
North Carolina
  – MCB Camp Lejeune
    – MCAS New River
  – Ft. Bragg
    – Pope AFB

Ohio
  – Wright-Patt AFB
South Carolina
  – Shaw AFB
Texas
  – Ft. Bliss
  – Ft. Hood
  – Lackland AFB
    – Randolph AFB
    – Fort Sam Houston
Virginia
  – NSA Hampton Roads
  – JEB Little Creek- Ft. Story
  – NAS Oceana
  – NAVSTA Norfolk
    – Fort Story
    – Langley AFB
    – Fort Eustis
    – Little Creek Navy Amphib Base
    – Norfolk Naval Safety Center
    – Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Washington
  – JB Lewis-McChord
  – NB Kitsap-Bremerton
    – Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor
    – Naval Hospital Bremerton
  – NAS Whidbey Island

Germany
  – USAG Stuttgart-Patch Barracks
    – Kelley Barracks
    – Stuttgart Army Airfield
    – Robinson Barracks
  – USAG Kaiserslautern
    – Ramstein Air Base
    – USAG Baumholder
    – Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC)
Japan
  – U.S Fleet Activities Yokosuka
    – Yokota Air Base
  – Okinawa
    – Torri Station (Army)
    – Camp Kinser (USMC)
    – Camp Schab (USMC)
    – Camp Hansen (USMC)
    – Kadena Air Base
Korea
  – USAG Humphreys - Camp Humphreys
  – USAG Daegu - Camp Walker

Details

We offer 100 in-person trainings and 18 virtual trainings. All in-person trainings will be held from 0830 to 1600 local time as your training may include a tour of a local VA facility. Dress is uniform of the day or civilian casual and be sure to bring note-taking supplies and lunch.

Virtual sessions will be available on the Adobe Connect Online latform. You will receive the direct link to access the training via email after you register.

Please note all event times are listed in your local time zone. While the course is 4 hours, additional time has been allotted to include a possible tour of a local VA facility.

We recommended that you join the training ten minutes early to complete the pre-session questionnaire. All trainings are UNCLASSIFIED, CONFIDENTIAL and WOMEN ONLY.

Agenda

Phase 1 - The Shift from Active Duty Phase 2 - Understanding the VA Phase 3 - Available Women's Health Services Phase 4 - Enrolling in the VA Phase 5 - Transition Assistance
Testimonials
One of the most important aspects of this course is the environment that was created for the women in the room to discuss things about their transition and health issues. I’ve never been in a training where things like this were discussed and shared. It was so important for them to be free to express these things in detail so that we bring awareness to the issues and how we can get them addressed.
- Training Observer
This course eased my anxiety about my future out of the military.
- Past WHTT Participant
Every servicewoman needs to hear what the VA has to offer. The VA is more than what people talk about, it’s a robust system that is dedicated to providing health care to Veterans.
- Past WHTT Participant
I feel like I’m on a better path for the transition process. I felt like I was floating, but now have a plan. This was an eye-opener.
- Past WHTT Participant
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