In conjunction with VA’s participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative, the Center for Women Veterans has partnered with VA’s Office of Community Engagement to improve women Veterans’ health and well-being.
You may recall that, back in March 2016, VA announced its participation in the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative through the “Veterans Hub,” a combined effort of VA, Community Solutions, the Samueli Institute, DOD and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration. Essentially, the Veterans Hub is a collaborative partnership with federal, state and nongovernmental organizations dedicated to improving Veterans’ health and well-being. Hub partners use the 100 Million Healthier Lives platform to leverage partnerships in areas that impact Veterans, to include housing, employment, education and health. The goal of the Veterans Hub is to encourage a healthier lifestyle for Veterans by the year 2020.
How are we doing our part? By focusing our outreach efforts on educating women Veterans about various government and collaborative partners’ initiatives to address the impact areas previously mentioned. We also keep women Veterans informed about VA’s efforts to enhance the services it provides to Veterans through our weekly updates—which women Veterans and other stakeholders can sign up for on our Web page—and encourage them to contact the women Veterans call center to learn about their health care benefits.
You can join the movement too. Just visit the 100 Million Healthier Lives webpage, to see the introductory video and for a plethora of information right at your fingertips. So, whatever office, group or community you represent, you can sign up to do your part and share information on available resources. Lives may be saved, just by knowing the information. It really is that easy.