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GW’s Women’s Health Issues Journal Launches Special Collection on Women Veterans’ Health

The peer-reviewed journal Women’s Health Issues (WHI), the official journal of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health based at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, recently released a special collection on women veterans’ health, with a focus on mental health. The special collection also highlights recent studies addressing health care services, reproductive health, and cardiovascular health of women veterans.

“In recent years, we have seen the Veterans Administration working to improve care and health outcomes of women veterans and servicemembers,” said Ms. Chloe Bird, editor-in-chief of Women’s Health Issues. “The studies published in Women’s Health Issues can help inform efforts to provide the highest quality of care to the growing population of women veterans.”

Among the featured articles on women veterans’ mental health, is a systematic review of recent literature on this subject by Dr. Jennifer J. Runnals, and colleagues from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Duke University Medical Center, which appeared in WHI’s September-October issue.

The Women’s Health Issues Special Collection on Women Veterans’ Health is available online, and all articles can be accessed for free until the end of November. Additionally, a 2011 Women’s Health Issues supplement “Health and Health Care of Women Veterans and Women in the Military” is available online and all articles are open-access.