When it comes to women’s health at VA, we’re focused on accelerating research and providing vital support every way we can, all year round.

Creating awareness

Every October, people all over the world show their support for everyone affected by breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and VA is no different. For more than 20 years, VA has led the nation in breast cancer screenings, and we persistently focus on improving access to screenings and coordination of care.

We provide mammograms for all Veterans through on-site services at our medical centers and mobile mammography, which allows Veterans in rural areas of the country to get screenings and have their mammograms read by a VA radiologist without traveling far from home.

For those women Veterans who must face a battle with breast cancer, VA has worked to develop the National Women Veterans Oncology System of Excellence. Through research, partnerships, precision oncology and teleoncology, we provide women Veterans with cutting edge care and access to potentially lifesaving clinical trials.

Offering the care women need

Providing these services, and innovating how we care for women Veterans, is a priority for VA. As one of the fastest-growing subgroups of U.S. Veterans, women are accessing VA care at record-high rates, making roles on our women’s health team more essential now than ever before.

If your focus is on women’s health, you can join our team of professionals from almost any clinical backgrounds and provide high-quality medical and mental health services.

If you’re interested in applying your skills to the broadest number of Veterans possible, you can work with us to provide health evaluation and counseling, disease prevention, nutrition counseling, weight control, smoking cessation, or even substance abuse counseling and treatment.

We also offer gender-specific primary care, like cervical cancer screening, breast cancer screening, preconception counseling and menopausal support. Perhaps your focus is reproductive health care, and you could help us provide maternity care, infertility evaluation and more.

If your expertise is related to mental health, we offer Veterans evaluation and assistance for issues such as depression, mood, and anxiety disorders, ongoing stress-related issues, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Clinical specialists, too, have a valuable role to play in women’s health care at VA. You could be helping our patients address chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, glandular disorders, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia, to name a few.

Because I CARE

At VA, our core values—integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect and excellence—define who we are as VA employees and how we will fulfill our mission to care for Veterans.

We feel these five ideals describe our culture and serve as the foundation for the way we interact with our Veterans and our fellow employees.

  • Integrity: We choose to act with the highest professional standards and maintain the trust of all with whom we engage.
  • Commitment: We work diligently to serve Veterans and are driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission.
  • Advocacy: We are truly Veteran-centric, as we work to identify, consider and advance the interests of Veterans.
  • Respect: We treat all those we serve and with whom we work with dignity and respect, because we believe you must show respect to earn it.
  • Excellence: We strive for the highest quality and value continuous improvement.

Work at VA

It takes employees from a wide range of specialties to drive our success, and together, we’re aiming to be a leader in women’s health and raise the standard of care for all women.

By VA Careers

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Published on Oct. 14, 2022

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