The Veteran population doesn’t look anything like what it did twenty years ago, or even ten years ago. Women make up a growing number of Veterans, so VA must expand its services and resources in kind.
A recent report concluded VA has made progress to close the gap of care that has existed between male and female Veterans for far too long. New clinics, better training, and an emphasis on primary care have led to better rates of examinations for things like flu vaccinations and retinal exams.
Of course, a culture change takes some time. Female Veterans have written on VAntage Point about the challenges that still persist in seeking VA care. Many have been mistaken for wives, girlfriends, or children of male Vets. We started a campaign to help rid employees of that idea so that female Vets receive the recognition and respect they deserve.
Check out our women Veterans health care page for frequently asked questions on care, recent news, other reports, and more.