What’s new with PVA’s women’s health initiative?

Attendees at PVA’s first-ever retreat for women veterans with disabilities, October 2019

Hello, Warrior Sisters! Happy 2020! Hope this finds everyone doing well. We wanted to share some updates on PVA’s women’s initiatives.

Upcoming Women’s Retreat

Since our get-together in Crested Butte, CO, last October, we have been busy working toward our next retreat. Our next PVA Women Veterans Empowerment Retreat (formerly WE Served) will be November 4-8, 2020, in Tempe, AZ. We will be at a lower elevation and staying at a place that’s just a little bit easier to get to, removing some of the barriers so everyone is able to attend.

We want to keep this event intimate so attendees can feel comfortable sharing emotions and be willing to open up. For this reason, attendance will be limited to 60 women veterans. Registration will open June 1 and will be first-come, first-served. Learn more at pva.org/womensretreat.

Improving Women’s Health Care

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the VA has been encouraging women between the ages of 21 and 65 to get their routine screenings. If you are unsure about the facilities available for women veterans or have questions, please let us know.
If you receive your women’s health care at the VA and have experiences or information you would like to share with the rest of PVA’s women veterans, we’d love to hear. Please email pvawomen@pva.org and give the good, bad, and uglies that might help other women navigate the VA system or improve women’s overall health care.

Calling All Stories!

Do you know of a female PVA member who does amazing things? Do you think everybody else should hear her inspirational story? We would love to highlight what our women veterans are doing and let everybody see how UnstoppABLE we are. Please email us at pvawomen@pva.org and let us know who is doing great things.



Tammy Jones & Anne Robinson
The PVA Anita Bloom Women Veterans Health Committee