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Since the days of the American Revolutionary War, women have served a vital role in the U.S. fighting forces and they continue to be a significant source of strength for our nation.  Today, women make up nearly 15% of our active duty Army and can serve in all Army occupations. In our fight against terrorism, women have maintained a crucial role in military operations and their sacrifices underscore their dedication and willingness to serve.

As women expand into different roles in our military ranks, it is clear that the heart of a Warrior is not limited to one gender. Increasing service opportunities for women have been accompanied by an increased need for health-related resources and support specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of our female service members.  This Women’s Health Portal has been designed to help meet those needs by providing service members, leaders and family members with up-to-date information about a variety of women’s health topics to include: health and wellness, self-care, and health considerations for the deployed environment.

Carter Opens All Military Occupations to Women, Dec 2015 external link Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that beginning in January 2016, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception. For the first time in U.S. military history, as long as they qualify and meet specific standards, the secretary said women will be able to contribute to the Defense Department mission with no barriers at all in their way. 

STAND-TO! Women's History Month, March 7, 2017  external link  The Army dedicates each March to highlighting individual and collective stories of female Soldiers. This year, the Army highlights women Soldiers who have recently made historic strides, from graduating from Ranger School, to the appointment of the first black female Army Surgeon General, to the Department of Defense opening up all military occupational specialties to women. 

STAND-TO! Women's Health Portal, June 21, 2017  external link 


The Community Guide - WHAT WORKS: Improving Women's Health external link

Women experience a greater burden from some health conditions. Heart disease, cancer, and depression affect women differently and can have severe health outcomes. What Works: Improving Women’s Health fact sheet external link [PDF - 1.59 MB] features information on how heart disease, cancer and depression affect women and includes the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) findings that can be used to improve women’s health.

The Community Guide external link  This enhanced website is a knowledge management system designed to help you identify, select, and implement credible, evidence-based strategies to promote healthy communities. The new site provides a dynamic, interactive, and individualized experience. 


The Women's Health Service Line (WHSL) MilBook Site (milSuite/CAC required) external link

The Women's Health Service Line's (WHSL) mission is to shape enterprise services and policies that foster collaboration and emphasize standardization for the betterment of our staff, soldiers, and beneficiaries. The vision of the WHSL is to transform, centrally standardize and optimize women's health services across Army Medicine.
To be a high-functioning team that places value on patient and staff satisfaction.

The WHSL MilBook Site provides an active global forum for professional collaboration, discussions, and intellectual exchanges between active, retired, and reserve members of the Army.


Tricare Inpatient Satisfaction Survey (TRISS) external link 

Do you know about the TRISS- Tricare Inpatient Satisfaction Survey? If you've ever been in the hospital overnight, you may have been sent one of these surveys to complete after you were discharged.  The TRISS is a survey intended to measure beneficiary satisfaction with the care they received while in the hospital.  Our healthcare team in Women's Health strive to meet your needs to ensure you have a positive patient experience while in our care, so please let your healthcare team know how we can assist you. 


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    Topics

    Breastfeeding Resources

    Information on benefits of breastfeeding and resources to support breastfeeding.

    Deployment Health for Women

    Information on women's deployment health.

    Health and Wellness for Women

    Information on women's health and wellness topics.

    Mental Health and Substance Abuse for Women

    Information on mental health and substance abuse as it relates to women's health.

    Pregnancy

    Information pertaining to pregnancy.

    Sexual Health for Women

    Information on women's sexual health.

    Violence Prevention for Women

    Information and resource links to resources related to domestic violence or sexual assault.

    What's New in Women's Health?

    Information on hot topics in women's health.

    Women's Health Portal - Self Care Charts

    Information that can assist you in managing minor ailments without needing to see a provider.

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