Center for Women Veterans (CWV)
VA Women’s Health Transition Training
The online, self-paced Women’s Health Transition Training is available for servicewomen and women Veterans to take anytime, anyplace at TAPevents.org/courses. Subscribe to the Center for Women Veterans emails for more information and updates about upcoming Women’s Health Transition Training course opportunities.
This course provides important information for transitioning servicewomen on women’s health care services available from VA post-separation from the military.
After participating in the VA Women’s Health Transition Training, you will have a better understanding of:
- How VA health care is designed to serve you
- Available 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 VA
- How to connect with other women Veterans through women-specific networks, resources, and programs post-service
- How to find your local VA facility and resources for additional support
Explore the content further by downloading the Participant Handbook.
This is an optional course you can take in addition to the VA Transition Assistance Program (TAP). This course is not a substitute for TAP. Some women find it beneficial to finish the TAP VA Benefits and Services course before attending this training.
All servicewomen and women Veterans are welcome to participate. If you are a servicewoman who will be transitioning to civilian life or to the reserve components within the next calendar year, we strongly encourage you to take the training.
The Women’s Health Transition Training course consists of five phases designed to help you understand how VA health care is designed to serve you as you transition from active duty and into the future:
- Shift from Active Duty
- Understanding the VA
- Available Women’s Health Services
- Enrolling in VA
- Transition Assistance
In 2018, VA partnered with the Air Force Women’s Initiative team to develop and implement what would become today’s Women’s Health Transition Training course to raise awareness of the women’s health services available through VA. What started with five Air Force bases and the Pentagon, expanded in 2019 to include transitioning servicewomen from the Army, Marines, and Navy. By December 2019, 669 servicewomen from all military services had participated in 1 of the 74 in-person sessions or 10 virtual sessions.
This course eased my anxiety about my future out of the military. Past Participant
Every service woman 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 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 Participant