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Focus on Equity and Action—Office of Health Equity Hepatitis C Virus-Advanced Liver Disease Disparities Dashboard

by Kenneth Jones, PhD ; Uchenna Uchendu, MD
Seminar date: 11/19/2015

Description: The Office of Health Equity champions timely and appropriate care for all Veterans especially those vulnerable Veterans who may experience poorer health outcomes based on various characteristics including race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, period of service, and geography. This seminar will describe the impact of Hepatitis C Virus and Advanced Liver Disease on vulnerable Veteran populations in VHA care. The presenter(s) will further discuss actions to promote equitable health care in the treatment of HCV-ALD through the development of the HCV-ALD dashboard and outreach efforts with VA program offices, Veterans Integrated Service Networks, medical centers, and stakeholders. The intended audience is researchers, clinicians, care coordinators, stakeholders and representatives of vulnerable Veteran groups who are interested in understanding and/or promoting equitable health among all Veterans.

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