It’s never too late to enroll in VA health care services. If you’re looking for women-centered health care, 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.

VA’s Office of Women’s Health (OWH) has pioneered 30 years of health research and programming for women Veterans. Now, OWH is launching a new program – the VA Women’s Health Reengagement Training (heaRT). This program will help you understand what VA health care services are available and how to access them.


Women's Health Reengagement Training

Why was the training developed?

Women Veterans may experience unique health-related challenges compared to their male counterparts, such as chronic pain, musculoskeletal issues and depression. Research has linked many of these challenges to military experiences that women face, such as ill-fitting equipment, harassment, bias and others. This underscores why it’s important that women Veterans know about VA health care and support services.

Why should VA health care be an option for you?

You have distinct health care needs as an individual, a woman and a Veteran. VA is uniquely equipped to care for you and understands the impact of your service on your health. There are a number of women advocates inside VA to help you navigate your health journey and providers that are trained specifically for your woman- and Veteran-centered health care needs.

How will you benefit from attending this training?

Through the VA Women’s Health Reengagement Training (heaRT), you will have the opportunity to connect with fellow Veteran women in your communities. You will learn about 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

How do I register for the training?

The training will be a women-only, one-time, 4-hour session. To register, visit You are welcome to register for any session.

Virtual and in-person sessions will be available. Please contact with any questions.

By Courtesy of VA Office of Women's Health

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Published on Feb. 8, 2022

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  1. Michelle February 11, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    I am interested in connecting more with the Mountain Home VA. I already love all the VA staff but have had limited accessibility to other women veterans. Had found a flyer at the VA for a monthly womens luncheon. But then Covid shut everything down. May now would be a good starting point to meet others like myself.

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