Editor’s Note: This is an update announcement. Battle Borne no longer uses the Northbound Community Center in Stroudsburg.
Sponsored by the VA’s Center for Women Veterans, this virtual town hall will include the topics of health screenings and services now available if related to toxic exposures; the evaluation process for determining service-connected conditions.
We have heard it is free for veterans.
Register now for the 2021 Women Veterans Retreat set for March 26-28. Open to all women veterans. It will be held at the Ramada Conference Center, 1450 Atherton St., State College, PA 16801. For details, click on the thumbnail flyer to the right. ### As of 26 August 2020 Read more…
Lehigh Valley Health Network Wishes to Help
The Veteran Health Program of Lehigh Valley Hospital Network (LVHN) has been conducting focus groups with women veterans and service members who experienced military sexual trauma (MST). The intent of these focus groups is to learn how MST has affected their healthcare.
On 10 February beginning at 5:30 p.m., the final focus group will be held at Moravian College’s Reeves Library on the main campus.
Click on image to enlarge ### As of 24 January 2018
### As of 12 September 2019
The above, recent flyer from Lebanon VA Medical Center provides us the opportunity to remind our local women veterans that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has improved its women’s health program substantially over the last few years. It is not a perfect system, but it is an improved one. Read more…
[Editor’s Note: The news release speaks for itself. We hope the effort will be successful and encourage our female veterans to participate. Hopefully, a useful program meeting a truly critical need will emerge from the findings of the survey. Our veterans affairs system often causes our commonwealth to ride trail on other, more progressive states. No one should ever want to ride trail. Such efforts might help.]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2018
Survey Sets Out to Identify Unique Challenges Faced by Pennsylvania’s Approximately 60,000 Women Veterans
Number of Women Veterans is in an Upward Trajectory Nationwide
Annville, PA – A report by the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics projects that by 2043 the number of women veterans will increase from about 10 percent to more than 16 percent of all living veterans. With this number on the rise, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has partnered on a survey with the Women Veterans Committee of the Governor’s Advisory Council of Veterans Services to identify issues of unique concern to Pennsylvania’s approximately 60,000 women veterans. (more…)