CANCELLED DT | Female Veterans and Healthcare
Women are the fastest growing subgroup of the veteran population. Today women comprise 16.2% of active duty service members, representing a 219% increase over the last 19 years. A greater percentage of women who served became sick, injured, or had an existing condition worsen while serving. Women veterans are two times more likely than their civilian counterparts to die by suicide and are the fastest growing segment of the homeless veteran population. Women veterans are entitled to the full range of services the Department of Veterans Affairs has to offer. Learn more about the female veterans in your community and the services that can be provided to them.
Currently Dr. Janet Porter uses her leadership expertise to provide care to our nation’s veterans, with a particular focus on serving women veterans. Janet brings her many years of experience in health care to every role she occupies, at the bedside, educating the public, or bringing current research into the practice setting. She holds a bachelor of science in nursing from Avila University and a master of science, and doctor of nursing practice from the University of Missouri at Columbia. She has held a wide variety of positions in private and academic health care settings and currently works for the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she enjoys the opportunity to lead women veterans’ health care throughout the Northeast and Great Lakes regions. Janet lives in the Kansas City area with her husband Steve.