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Meeting the Health Needs of Women in the Military

Posted Friday, March 12, 2010

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Meeting the Health Needs of Women in the Military The roles women play in the military have expanded greatly and they increasingly find themselves in harm's way. As the number of women veterans grows, so has their need for medical help for service-related physical and mental conditions, including sexual trauma. On the Sound of Ideas, we’ll discuss the healthcare needs of women veterans and those on active duty, how well they’re being met and steps the Veterans Administration is taking to address the challenges, including building a new Medical Health Center for Women in Cleveland. How the VA is serving women warriors, Friday at 9 on 90.3.

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Government/Politics, Health

Guests

Randy Williamson, Director of Healthcare, United States Government Accountability Office
Dr. Jason Gatliff, PhD, Integrated Ethics Program Officer, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center & Director of Ethics Consultation, Center for Biomedical Ethics, MetroHealth Medical Center
Dr. Megan McNamara, Director of Women’s Health, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center & Assistant Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

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VA wants to improve care for women vets, by Brian Albrecht, The Plain Dealer

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