VA offers live virtual training to service women

Learn to enroll, receive women-specific VA health care


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Service women are invited to learn about women-specific VA health care.

VA’s Women’s Health Transition Training (WHTT) is underway. Women have attended more than 15 training sessions at military bases in the U.S. and overseas. Locations include Norfolk, Va.; Fort Bliss, Texas; Okinawa and Yokosuka, Japan; and the Pentagon. The biggest turnout was at Kitsap-Bremerton, Wa., with almost 30 class participants.

For the first 18 months, the program was a pilot with 74 in-person training sessions offered at multiple sites across all military services. Due to the popularity of this pilot among transitioning service women, this initiative became a permanent VA program. The national rollout of the program for fiscal year 2020 has expanded the training to 100 in-person and 18 virtual training sessions at 38 sites across the country and overseas.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all training sessions through May will be virtual.

In-depth training on health care for women

More than 150 service women have received training this year. All training is led by a woman Veteran who actively uses VA health care services.

Many participants have expressed great appreciation for the WHTT training. “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,” said one participant. Another said, “It definitely took the mystery out of everything. It’s good to know what options are out there and what I can expect.”

The training offers valuable information about how to enroll in VA benefits. It also provides an in-depth briefing on women’s health care services available through VA. Those services go beyond general preventative care and wellness.

Training classes offer flexibility.

Visit www.va.gov/womenvet/whtt for more information about training topics.

Service women are encouraged to attend an in-person or virtual training event that fits their schedule. The virtual training, live events led by a trainer, gives participants the flexibility to join from any time zone. Participants can access the training from their computer and dial in from their phone. Participants are not limited to training events in their own time zone.

Prepare for your future and register for an upcoming training today at www.va.gov/womenvet/whtt. Again, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all training sessions through May will be virtual.

Training events

April 8, 2020 Adobe Connect 8:30 to 11 a.m. CST
April 9, 2020 Adobe Connect 2 to 4 p.m. CET
April 16, 2020 Adobe Connect 8:30 to 11 a.m. EST
April 22, 2020 Adobe Connect 8:30 to 11 a.m. EST
April 23, 2020 Adobe Connect 8:30 to 11 a.m. CST
April 27, 2020 Adobe Connect 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PST
April 29, 2020 Adobe Connect 8:30 to 11 a.m. MST
April 29, 2020 Adobe Connect 8:30 to 11 a.m. EST
May 1, 2020 Adobe Connect 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PST
May 5, 2020 Adobe Connect 8:30 to 11 a.m. CST
May 6, 2020 Adobe Connect 8:30 to 11 a.m. EST
May 8, 2020 Adobe Connect 8:30 to 11 a.m. EST
May 11, 2020 Adobe Connect 8:30 to 11 a.m. EST
May 12, 2020 Adobe Connect 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST
May 13, 2020 Adobe Connect 8:30 to 11 a.m. EST
May 13, 2020 Adobe Connect noon to 2:30 p.m. CST
May 14, 2020 Adobe Connect 8:30 to 11 a.m. EST
May 18, 2020 Adobe Connect 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PST
May 18, 2020 Adobe Connect 9 to 11:30 a.m. JST
May 20, 2020 Adobe Connect 9 to 11:30 a.m. JST
May 27, 2020 Adobe Connect 8:30 to 11 a.m. MST
May 28, 2020 Adobe Connect 8:30 to 11 a.m. MST
May 29, 2020 Adobe Connect 8:30 to 11 a.m. MST

Training is subject to change. Confirm the availability of training on the registration page.

For more information, send an email message to info@whttforyou.com.


Sherri Curtis is a marketing strategy and communications specialist; Gale Paige is a Women’s Health Transition Training Program trainer.

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Comments

  1. Kylene Yumul    

    This is great! I served as an Overseas Military Services Coordinator for VA in Okinawa a few years back and am glad to see this being added on to help transitioning Servicemembers get gender-focused assistance. Thank you for your service — keep up the great work!

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