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Women's Health Research

Women are entering the military in record numbers—they currently comprise 20% of recruits, and it's estimated that by 2040, 18% of the Veteran population will consist of women Veterans. To support the healthcare needs of current and future women Veterans, the Veterans Health Administration supports a comprehensive women's health research agenda, including significant contributions from the VA's Health Systems Research (HSR). HSR has overseen the development of VA-wide and HSR-focused research agendas to advance scientific research that includes or focuses on women Veterans to better understand their health and healthcare needs and inform systematic improvements in their care. Below are links to the VA Women's Health Research Network (WHRN), research summaries/snapshots in key topical areas, published agendas, published systematic reviews, and additional resources.

VA Women's Health Research Network (WHRN)

In addition to the comprehensive research agenda established by VHA and the many specific HSR investigations, HSR has also funded the Women's Health Research Network (WHRN), composed of three partnered components: the Consortium, the Women's Health Practice-Based Research Network (WH-PBRN), and Multilevel Stakeholder Engagement. The WHRN enhances the conduct of VA women's health services research studies by building capacity, meeting field-based technical needs, and reducing barriers associated with conducting multi-site studies.

WHRN Research Summaries/Snapshots

VA Women's Health Research Agenda & Priority Papers

VA Women's Health Research Systematic Reviews


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