Canandaigua VA Medical Center
Women Veterans Program Manager
Tammy Franklin has been selected as the Canandaigua VA Medical Center/Rochester VA Outpatient Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM). Serving the needs of Women Veterans is a vital part of our mission. The role of the WVPM is to strategically plan, coordinate quality care, evaluate delivery of care including timeliness, and to outreach to Women Veterans that need our services. Tammy’s experience as a Veteran and VA Social Worker will serve her well in managing this program. You will be able to reach Tammy as WVPM at 585-393-7621.
The Changing Face of Women Veterans
All Women Veterans
• The current projected percentage of U.S. Veterans who are women is 10 percent.
• In FY 2009, the average age of women Veterans was 48 years, compared to 63 years for their male counterparts.
• In FY 2009 and FY 2010 PTSD, hypertension, and depression were the top three diagnostic categories for women Veterans treated by VHA.
• About 1 in 5 women seen in VHA respond "yes" when screened for Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
• Though rates of MST are higher among women, because of the disproportionate ratio of men to women in the military there are actually only slightly fewer men seen in VA that have experienced MST than there are women.
Women Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND)
• Women make up nearly 11.6 percent of OEF/OIF/OND Veterans.
• 57.4 percent of women OEF/OIF/OND Veterans have received VA health care; of these, 89.8 percent have used VA health care more than once.
• Nearly 51.3 percent of female OEF/OIF/OND Veterans who used VA care during FY 2002-2011 were born in or after 1970 (aged 43 or younger) compared to nearly 48 percent of male OEF/OIF/OND Veterans.
At each VA Medical Center nationwide, a Women Veterans Program Manager is designated to assist women Veterans. She can help coordinate all the services you may need, from primary care to medical services to Mental Health and Sexual Abuse Counseling.
Women Veterans who are interested in receiving care at VA should contact their nearest VA Medical Center and ask for the Women Veterans Program Manager.