* By Richard Schleeter Durango Herald News *
The number and percentage of women in the military service has grown, and the number of women veterans has grown accordingly.
For more than 200 years, women have made tremendous sacrifices and overcome enormous odds to serve their county bravely, and they’ve quietly gone home, but things are starting to change.
The Women Veterans Health Strategic Health Care Group promotes the health, welfare and dignity of women veterans and their families by ensuring equitable access to timely and sensitive high-quality health care.
The VA Women Veterans Health Care Program was established in 1985. The Veterans Health Care Act of 1992 enabled VA to dramatically improve its programs for women veterans, establishing state-of-the-art facilities and programs that focus on women’s health. This has created an environment that is committed to meeting the unique needs of women veterans by delivering the highest quality health care to each woman, while offering her privacy, dignity and sensitivity to gender-specific needs. This care is provided by an all female staff for women’s safety and comfort.
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