A partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the American Health Association (AHA) aims to promote awareness of heart disease in women, particularly female veterans and female employees at the VA.
The VA recently sponsored the “VA Goes Red” health expo at its central office to highlight its commitment to raising awareness of this important issue. The event featured several activities such as healthy cooking and fitness, health screenings, and CPR instruction. The veterans’ disability benefit program can help female veterans suffering from heart conditions and other disabling health concerns.
The VA Goes Red campaign is an extension of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women initiative that is entering its 10th year of helping promote heart health for women. The VA has committed to increasing specialized health services targeted to female veterans and heart disease is one of the many disabilities for which they seek to improve treatment.
With an estimated 15 percent of today’s military forces and 18 percent of the National Guard made up of women, the number of female veterans has risen in the past few decades. An estimated 10 percent of the veteran population is expected to be female veterans by 2020, according to the VA.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from LaVan & Neidenberg is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability firm today – 1-888-234-5758.