A new women’s health training program aimed to improve care for female veterans has trained nearly 1,500 healthcare providers. The National Women’s Health Mini-Residency Program is the latest initiative by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to improve health services for female veterans.
VA clinicians now have an additional training resource to hone their skills for treating health conditions specific to female veterans. As the number of female soldiers continues to rise, the need for women’s specialty services at VA hospitals and clinics has also risen.
Training includes online and audio courses, as well as the more traditional lectures. The courses target a range of healthcare providers from physicians and nurses to pharmacists and social workers. Some of the programs include training regarding women’s health emergency medicine, as well as simulation equipment and videos that train healthcare professionals regarding breast and gynecologic exams.
According to reports from the VA, they estimate that 10 percent of the veteran population will be female by 2020. Among these thousands of female veterans, about eight percent are expected to utilize the VA health facilities. Female veterans may face many disabling conditions just as their male counterparts due to combat-related trauma or injury. Every veteran has the ability to apply for veterans’ disability benefits regardless of gender.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from Veterans Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 855-855-8992.