She Wears the Boots – Reaching Women Veterans

By Wendy Fahlgren

Women service members are the fastest-growing group of VA patients. To educate current and former women service members on available VA services that address the unique needs of women, we have created She Wears the Boots: A Podcast for Women Veterans. The podcast is intended to connect, educate, and enhance the lives of women by sharing information on topics such as VA delivery of comprehensive women’s health, maternity care, infertility care, and how to access information from the Women Veterans Call Center.

The Iowa City VA Health Care System is the proud home of She Wears the Boots. This official VA-sponsored podcast is co-hosted by Wendy Fahlgren LISW, Women Veteran Program Manager, and Nicole Loew PhD, RN, a VA Quality Scholar.  The goal of She Wears the Boots is to provide information about resources and services in the VA that can foster resiliency and life enrichment.

In each episode, the co-hosts interview a VA leader in women’s health to ensure that every 20-30 minute episode is jam-packed with information that has the potential to improve the listeners’ lives. The podcast is available on both Apple iOS and Android operating systems and can be listened to – for free – from all major streaming platforms including Spreaker and iTunes. Enjoy!