VA Ramps Up Online Women’s Health Transition Trainings Amid COVID-19

The Women’s Health Transition Training Program, a joint venture with the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, has shifted its trainings completely online through the end of July in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The program teaches woman Active-duty troops about Veterans Health Administration support services at their disposal before they transition out into civilian life or a reserve component.

The decision to temporarily shift all training sessions to Adobe Connect was made to keep trainers and troops safe, according to the initiative’s web page.

The program will offer at least two sessions on most weekdays through July 31, though the schedule is subject to change, Sherri Curtis, a contractor with the program, told Air Force Magazine. 

And while some sessions that were previously slated to be held in-person may be tagged as being service-specific, she confirmed that individuals can sign up for any of the sessions listed on the site, regardless of where they serve.

Service members can learn more about the program and register for a session here. Participation is completely voluntary, and instructors are always woman veterans. 

“All trainings are unclassified, confidential, and women only,” the initiative’s web page states.

The Women’s Health Transition Training Program began as an Air Force pilot in July 2018, and became an official VA program open to women from across the U.S. military last June, Air Force Magazine previously reported.