Perspective

Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp S93-S101

Toward a VA women’s health research agenda: Setting evidence-based priorities to improve the health and health care of women veterans

  • Elizabeth M. YanoAffiliated withVA Greater Los Angeles HSR&D Center of Excellence, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare SystemDepartment of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health Email author 
  • , Lori A. BastianAffiliated withCenter for Health Services Research in Primary Care, VA HSR&D Center of Excellence, VA Medical CenterDuke University
  • , Susan M. FrayneAffiliated withGenter for Healthcare Evaluation, VA HSR&D Center of Excellence, VA Palo Alto Healthcare SystemStanford University
  • , Alexandra L. HowellAffiliated withVA Medical CenterDartmouth Medical School
  • , Linda R. LipsonAffiliated withVA Greater Los Angeles HSR&D Center of Excellence, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare SystemVeterans Health Administration, VA HSR&D Service
  • , Geraldine McGlynnAffiliated withVA Greater Los Angeles HSR&D Center of Excellence, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare SystemCenter for Information Dissemination and Education Resources (CIDER), VA HSR&D Service, VA Boston Healthcare System
  • , Paula P. SchnurrAffiliated withVA Greater Los Angeles HSR&D Center of Excellence, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare SystemDartmouth Medical SchoolVA National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, VA Medical Center
  • , Margaret R. SeaverAffiliated withVA Greater Los Angeles HSR&D Center of Excellence, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare SystemPrimary Care Service Line, VA Boston Healthcare SystemDepartment of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • , Ann M. SpungenAffiliated withVA Greater Los Angeles HSR&D Center of Excellence, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare SystemCenter of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury, VA Rehabilitation Research and Development (RR&D), James J. Peter VA Medical CenterMount Sinai School of Medicine
    • , Stephan D. FihnAffiliated withVA Greater Los Angeles HSR&D Center of Excellence, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare SystemNorthwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA HSR&D Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Healthcare SystemDepartment of Medicine, University of Washington

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Abstract

The expansion of women in the military is reshaping the veteran population, with women now constituting the fastest growing segment of eligible VA health care users. In recognition of the changing demographics and special health care needs of women, the VA Office of Research & Development recently sponsored the first national VA Women’s Health Research Agenda-setting conference to map research priorities to the needs of women veterans and position VA as a national leader in Women’s Health Research. This paper summarizes the process and outcomes of this effort, outlining VA’s research priorities for biomedical, clinical, rehabilitation, and health services research.

Key words

women’s health research and development research priorities veterans health care quality access and evaluation