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Focus on Health Equity and Action

Military Service History and VA Benefit Utilization for Minority Veterans

by Tom Garin, DPA ; Tamara Lee, MS ; Uchenna Uchendu, MD ; Barbara Ward, BSN, MPA
Seminar date: 4/27/2017

Description: VHA's Office of Health Equity is pleased to partner with the VA Center for Minority Veterans for April’s session in observation of National Minority Health Month. April’s Focus on Health Equity and Action Cyberseminar session spotlights the recently released "Minority Veterans Report: Military Service History and VA Benefit Utilization Statistics" report from the VA Data Governance and Analytics office. This new report increases our understanding of racial and ethnic minority Veterans, their use of VA benefits and services, as well as the impact of military service on their lives post-military. April’s session will: 1) discuss the new report and the role of social and economic determinants of health; 2) highlight VA actions to advance health equity for minority Veterans; and 3) explore additional ways to best to serve these American heroes. Intended Audience: Researchers, clinicians, care coordinators, policy makers, educators, Veteran stakeholders, and representatives of vulnerable Veteran groups who are interested in understanding and/or promoting equitable health among all Veterans.

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