WASHINGTON, DC (November 14, 2016) – Tomorrow, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) Chief of Staff and Iraq War veteran, Allison Jaslow, will advocate on behalf of IAVA members as a part of the Women’s Policy, Inc. Breakfast Briefing on Capitol Hill. “Returning Home: Health Challenges Facing Women Veterans Following Deployment” is hosted with the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues and is designed to put the care women veterans receive after returning from deployment to the forefront of the national discussion.
Over 280,000 women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, but according to IAVA’s recently released comprehensive member survey, only fifteen percent of respondents feel that the general public understands their contributions. Women are the fastest growing segment of the military and veteran population. The number of women veterans will continue to rise as the number of male veterans simultaneously declines over the next five years. The VA has laid a solid foundation in the last decade to improve healthcare for women veterans and it is now time to build on that foundation and bring it to scale.
Jaslow will be presenting alongside Kayla Williams, Director, Center for Women Veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs and Shurhonda Love, Assistant National Legislative Director, DAV (Disabled American Veterans).
WHAT: Women’s Policy, Inc. Breakfast Briefing
Returning Home: Health Challenges Facing Women Veterans Following Deployment
WHO: Allison Jaslow, IAVA Chief Of Staff
WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
8:00 am – 9:15 a.m. MDT
WHERE: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building
Allison Jaslow, Chief of Staff, IAVA
As Chief of Staff, Allison Jaslow oversees management, operations, administration, and all internal functions at IAVA. Allison is a veteran Army Captain who served two combat deployments in Iraq and has a diversity of experience that includes stints on political campaigns across the country, in the White House and on both sides of Capitol Hill. She recently served as Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager for Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and was also Press Secretary for Senator Jim Webb where she was involved in efforts to protect the legacy of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
About Women’s Policy Inc.:
Women’s Policy, Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization whose mission is to bring women policymakers together across party lines to work on issues of importance to women and their families. Recent briefings have focused on global and domestic women’s issues: women’s preventive health; women’s health research; reducing maternal mortality and improving maternal/child health in the developing world; women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); the gender wage gap; asset building and financial literacy for women; economic security for women and families; women and small business issues; domestic violence; and women in the military/veterans.
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"Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America...remains the most important organization representing the new generation of veterans." - TIME Magazine
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the premier veterans advocacy and support organization on the planet. Founded by an Iraq veteran in 2004, IAVA is the non-partisan leader in advocacy, public awareness, and 1-on-1 case management support. Our mission is to connect, unite, and empower over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide. We have connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided thousands of veterans of all generations with life-saving and life-changing personalized support from our Masters-level social service professionals.
Learn more at iava.org.