LEADING THE NATION IN WOMEN’S HEALTH: THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF RESEARCH. Patty Hayes, Ph.D. Chief Consultant Women Veterans Health Strategic Health Care Group Department of Veterans Affairs VA Women’s Health Services Research Conference Arlington, VA July 2010. Overarching Goal.
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Patty Hayes, Ph.D.
Women Veterans Health Strategic Health Care Group
Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Women’s Health Services Research Conference
Arlington, VA July 2010
Enhance the language, practice, and culture of VA to be more inclusive of women Veterans
and to provide the most useful research
Time is short and the stakes are high: We must be able to be informed about what to do, and measure how well we do it.
Source data supplied 7/9/10 by the Office of the Actuary, Office of Policy and Planning, Department of Veterans Affairs
128,397 separated female OEF/OIF Veterans since 2002
Number of Female Veterans enrolled in VA plans
Number that used VA healthcare facilities
Real growth has been from 4% to 6% of users, with a one year relative increase of 15% in 2008-2009 alone
History: Vietnam Era, 3%; Gulf War I,11% female
Comprehensive Primary Care for Women Veterans: Complete primary care from one designated Women’s Health Primary Care Provider at one site (CBOCs included)