NYSHealth presents a webinar: A Conversation with Andrea Goldstein: Addressing the Needs of Women Veterans on March 5, 12-1pm (EST).
Since the founding of our country, women have played an integral role in our nation’s military and are serving in record numbers today. They are the fastest growing demographic in the veteran community and make up approximately 10% of the veteran population—a total of more than 2 million women veterans nationwide.
Most women who serve in the military transition to healthy, purpose-driven lives after their time in service; however, far too many face myriad obstacles that can prevent a smooth reintegration. Women veterans also have unique health needs and disproportionally negative health outcomes when compared with their male and civilian counterparts.
To address these inequities, Congress passed the Deborah Sampson Act in early 2021, which aims to expand access to health care and benefits for women veterans. But what are the specific issues women veterans face and how does this legislation address them? What role do toxic environments play, for countless women inside and out of the military, in creating these problems? And what else needs to be done to ensure women veterans are provided with the resources they need to live healthy lives?
Please join NYSHealth for a conversation with Andrea Goldstein, Senior Policy Advisor, Women Veterans Task Force, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives and Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy Reserves, for insight into these complex issues and to learn more about what we all can be doing to support women veterans.
This webinar will include time for audience Q&A.