Center for Women Veterans (CWV)
VA Women’s Health Transition Training
In early 2021, all transitioning Servicewomen and women Veterans will be able to take a self-paced version of the Women’s Health Transition Training anytime, anyplace online 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 interactive and high-energy course is taught by a woman Veteran who uses VA health care and is designed to educate transitioning service women 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 service women 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.
It is recommended that transitioning service women complete the VA Benefits and Services course as part of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) before taking the Women’s Health Transition Training. This course is not a substitute for TAP.
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 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 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