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04/18/2022 04:01 PM EDT

The average person has more than 6,000 thoughts in a single day. That’s a lot of thinking! There are so many distractions in our lives. Even with the chaotic pace of our days, there are quick and simple ways to focus on being mindful. [From VAntage Point]

04/16/2022 09:00 AM EDT

VA Deputy Secretary Donald M. Remy was a plenary speaker at the National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America’s Colleges, Universities, and Service Academies held on April 6. Hosted by the Department of the Navy and Howard University, this event rotates between Military Service Academies and their community academic partners to highlight advances in sexual assault and sexual harassment prevention and response across organizations and share promising practices. [From VAntage Point]

04/15/2022 02:00 PM EDT

VA is dedicated to bringing the best health care to women Veterans. VA telehealth ensures that Veterans can receive the care they need even when they are far from their VA facilities. Veterans can use an internet-connected device to access care from any location, even in remote areas, at home or in a clinical setting. [From VAntage Point]

04/13/2022 10:34 AM EDT

Did you know: The number of women Veterans has TRIPLED in the last 20 years? Learn more about the ways VA continues to expand its health care services for this growing population from VA’s Chief Officer for Women’s Health, Dr. Patricia Hayes, and Director of Women’s Reproductive Health, Dr. Amanda Johnson, in a new podcast episode. [From GovCIO]

04/13/2022 10:34 AM EDT

It’s never too late to enroll in VA health care services. Sign up for the VA Women’s Health Reengagement Training (HeaRT) to gain a better understanding of how VA can support your health care needs. Are you a woman who served in the military but never enrolled in VA Health Care? If so, this program is for you. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Women’s Health (OWH) is providing unenrolled Veteran women with a training program to help you understand what VA health care services are available and how to access them. The best part? All training sessions are designed, developed, and delivered by women Veterans, for women Veterans! Through the VA Women’s Community Health Outreach and Reengagement Training (heaRT), you will have the opportunity to connect with fellow Veteran women in your community and learn what Veteran-and women-centered VA health care services are available to you: Preventive care and wellness; Women’s health services; Whole health & mental health services; How to determine VA care eligibility and enroll in VA. The virtual training will be a women-only, one-time, 4-hour session. To register, visit bit.ly/womens_heart. You are welcome to register for any session. Both virtual and in-person sessions are available. Please contact info@WomensheaRT.info with any questions. [From Women Veterans Health Re-engagement Training]

04/13/2022 10:01 AM EDT

Thinking about having a baby can be exciting and overwhelming. You want to have all the information you need – before your pregnancy – to make the best decisions for your future family. That’s where VA can help. VA has a number of resources, including comprehensive health, mental health and fertility care to help you as you plan for pregnancy. [From VAntage Point]