The Healthy Caregiver Community Foundation Commissions a 10 Year Research Study of America’s Women Veterans
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Healthy Caregiver Community Foundation, (The Foundation), commissions a 10 year research study of America’s Women Veterans. This long-term initiative will be conducted by the Women Veterans Research & Resources Consortium, a newly created division of The Healthy Caregiver Community Foundation. With the establishment of the Women Veterans Resources & Research Consortium, The Foundation has expanded its capacity to connect Women Veterans & Military Families to resources; conduct extensive focus group studies of: women veterans; the children and families of women veterans; the service providers who provide supportive services to women veterans; and to research “The Emerging Trends of Caregiving In America’s Military Families.”
This 10 year initiative examines the challenges, opportunities and barriers facing America’s Women Veterans as they transition from military service back into civilian life.
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs reports there are 1.8 million Women Veterans in America. These Women Veterans are an average of 47 years old and the top three reported health issues among Women Veterans are: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Hypertension and Depression. Women Veterans are one of the fastest growing segments of America’s veteran population. The Veteran Administration estimates that Women Veterans will constitute more that 15% of all America’s veteran population by 2020.
Deborah Harmon-Pugh, President & Editor-In-Chief of The Healthy Caregiver Community Foundation says, “Women Veterans have a long history of honorable military service to our country. We have commissioned this 10 year initiative to closely examine the triumphs and challenges faced by women veterans as they work to reintegrate themselves back into the fabric of civilian life. This long-term initiative presents “The Women Veterans ROCK Advocacy Campaign” with the unique opportunity to: identify emerging trends in the post-military lives of women veterans and military families; produce valuable work-life data on transitions and sustainability over a 10 year period of time; and present America with current data and resource information about the real and everyday lives of America’s Military Women.
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The Healthy Caregiver Community Foundation is dedicated to “Building Better Communities” by changing the lives of the Elderly; the Poor; Women Veterans & Military Families; and other Under-Served Communities through Faith Based Partnerships, Government Alliances, Community Outreach & Education. We are an Education, Advocacy, Resource and Research Organization. We are the fastest growing E.A.R. in Today’s New & Emerging Women Veterans Community.
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