Irene Trowell-Harris, RN, Ed.D Associate Director, Center for Women Veterans
Betty Moseley Brown, Ed.D.
Women Veterans Health Care
Hampton VAMC Expands Services, Reduces Homelessness
The VA Medical Center in Hampton, Virginia recently cut ribbons for two new facilities—a mammography center and a new OEF/OIF/OND clinic—to serve two fast-growing Veteran populations. The mammography center will serve women Veterans (nearly 17% of Hampton patients) and the OEF/OIF/OND clinic building will treat the nation’s newest Veterans (23% of Hampton patients). Through another initiative, the medical center has helped nearly 300 Veterans find housing, according to a story from the local ABC affiliate. “They’ve given me so much hope,” said one female Veteran who is looking to take part in the Department of Housing and Urban Development and VA Supported Housing Program (HUD-VASH), which provides housing and services for homeless Veterans. Read more*† and watch the story.
Veterans PreferenceThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administers entitlement to veterans’ preference in employment under title 5, United States Code, and oversees other statutory employment requirements in titles 5 and 38. (Title 38 also governs Veterans’ entitlement to benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).)http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx