Contribute to Research
The research studies below have been reviewed and approved by WoVeN Staff. Participating in these studies is completely optional!
VA’s Office of Women’s Health
VA’s Office of Women’s Health is building a training to help the nation’s Veteran women access VA women’s healthcare. We are asking women with prior military experience to participate in a small focus group to share their stories around their own healthcare journey. If you are willing to participate, please sign up at: bit.ly/vawhfg.
Focus groups will be a one-time, women-only, virtual 90-minute session. Everything you share is completely confidential.
Women’s Health Focus Groups
Consortium to Disseminate and Understand Implementation of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Treatment
The Consortium to Disseminate and Understand Implementation of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Treatment (CONDUIT) is seeking members in the Salt Lake City, UT and Iowa City, IA regions to join the Opioid Addiction and Recovery Veteran Engagement Board (OAR-VEB). OAR-VEB’s mission is to concretely impact research, programming, and policy regarding opioid addiction and recovery by bringing diverse perspectives of Veterans with lived experience of opioid addiction to researchers, program developers, and policy makers. While participating Veterans may experience peer-to-peer support by participating in the board, peer-to-peer support is not the mission of the board. Details of the position are linked in the PDFs below.
Reimagining Veteran Healthcare
The VHA has started a project that seeks to understand Veterans’ healthcare experiences and delivery needs (both within and outside of VA) in a modern world. The project team is seeking to connect specifically with women Veterans who would be open to sharing their thoughts, experiences and stories. Women who currently use VA healthcare, women who have never used VA healthcare, and women who have left VA healthcare: the team wants to hear about your healthcare experiences, good and bad, regardless of where you get your care.
The team will be traveling to: Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Jacksonville, Florida; and Richmond, Virginia in August to meet with Veterans in person* for 90-minute interviews. If you are willing to talk about your experiences, please opt in with the link below and the team will reach out to you directly. Please keep in mind that all information you share will be kept anonymous.
*COVID-19 precautions for interviews: In-person interactions will require that all participants wear a mask regardless of vaccination status and maintain 6 ft of space while indoors
Assessing the Needs of Women Who Served in the U.S. Armed Forces
This study, developed by researchers at the University of Alabama, asks questions about your needs. The survey takes approximately 20-30 minutes.
Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas
National PTSD Brain Bank
This study, conducted through the Department of Veteran Affairs, seeks to support research on the causes, progression and treatment of PTSD affecting Veterans. More information on this study can be found on the study website
National PTSD Brain Bank