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Focus on Health Equity and Action

Pursuing Health Equity for Veterans with a Dedicated National Program Office—Five Years in Review

by Kenneth Jones, PhD ; Uchenna Uchendu, MD
Seminar date: 2/22/2018

Description: Some progress is being made to advance health equity for Veterans. Unfortunately, but consistent with the general U.S. population, health disparities and inequities continue to be documented for Veterans regardless of where they receive their care. The VA Office of Health Equity (OHE) was established in the VHA in 2012 as a national program office and given the immediate charge to map VA’s pursuit of Veteran health equity. February’s Focus on Health Equity and Action Cyberseminar will review VA efforts over the last 5 years to advance health equity for Veterans since the establishment of OHE. Presenters will discuss VA’s progress in implementing VA’s strategic plan to advance health equity; OHE supported activities in advancing research, partnerships and tools; and future actions to ensure all Veterans have access and receive high quality, timely, and equitable care. 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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