The Secretary of Veterans Affairs has many advisory committees with membership from the public to promote nationwide veteran engagement in their health care and benefits programs. In 2016, 15 are established by statute and 10 are nonstatutory panels designed to provide advice on selected VA programs and policies. Veterans nationwide may apply for committee membership consideration.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Women's Health Services kicked off their "I'm One. I Am a Proud Veteran." Campaign in 2015 to encourage women veterans to take advantage of the services available to them and raise public awareness of women's military service.
If you're interested in outreach and advocacy, the "Community Tool Box" offers frameworks for guiding, supporting and evaluating community work and system change. The 46 chapters and associated toolkits can help interested individuals obtain practical, step-by-step guidance in community-building skills.
The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) released its 2017 annual report. The Committee advises the Defense Department on matters and policies relating to women in U.S. armed forces.
The International Fact-Checking Network, a unit of the global journalism Poynter Institute, coordinates an annual “International Fact-Checking Day” event celebrating "fact-checking as an essential skill in journalism and public life."
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Advisory Committee on Women Veterans (ACWV) has been providing recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on women veterans' issues since 1983. It is one of 25 advisory committees to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.