VA Women's Health Reengagement Training (heaRT)

It’s never too late to enroll in VA health care services. Gain a better understanding of how VA can support your health care needs through the VA Women’s Health Reengagement Training (heaRT).

If you are a woman with military service experience and are not enrolled in VA health care, this program is for you. VA’s Office of Women’s Health (OWH) is bringing the nation’s Veteran women unenrolled in VA services a training program to give you the opportunity to connect with fellow Veteran women in your community. Learn how to determine VA care eligibility and enroll in VA, what Veteran- and women- centered VA health care services are available to you, and connect with fellow Veteran women in your community.

Through the VA Women’s Health Reengagement Training (heaRT), you will connect with fellow Veteran women in your community and learn 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

The virtual training will be a women-only, one-time, 3.5-hour session. Please contact with info@WomensheaRT.info any questions.

MEET YOUR TRAINERS

Nicola (Nik) Hall

Nik is an experienced health care, project, and business management professional. Her work for Navy Medicine includes 10 years of experience with clinical transformation, pharmacy operations, patient experience, and women’s health. She has worked in Force Protection, Medical Logistics, Disaster Preparedness, and Counterterrorism. As an Operation Enduring Freedom combat Veteran, she was the first female in combat operations in Afghanistan in 2002.


Donna Southwood-Smith

Donna’s background is in Language Training, Curriculum Development, and Construction Project Management. A dynamic and engaging training professional, she was Senior Trainer for the VA Women’s Health Transition Training Pilot Program, and the DoD/Dept. of Labor Transition Assistance Program. She holds an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, and has taught at the College level and in private language schools. Donna is a Retired Air Force Veteran who served both on Active Duty and in the Reserves. Having spent most of her Air Force career in a heavy construction Squadron and deploying frequently to the Middle East and Central America, she is intimately familiar with the challenges women Veterans face during and after deployment.

Amanda Haverkamp

Amanda's career has been centered on public service and ensuring government works efficiently for all. At age 18, she enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and earned the designation of Honor Graduate at USCG Training Center Cape May. Amanda served on active duty as a Search and Rescue boat crewman and radio communications operator. Upon discharge, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Prior to supporting VA Women’s heaRT, Amanda worked in U.S. Congress for three years where she served as the Veterans Affairs subject matter expert for a senior U.S. Senator.


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