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Advancing Health Equity Through Partnered Evaluation and Action

Uchendu US, Hoggatt KJ, Frayne S. Advancing Health Equity Through Partnered Evaluation and Action. Focus on Health Equity and Action [Cyberseminar]. HSR&D. 2017 Nov 16.


Health equity related partnered evaluation activities are instrumental in increasing understanding of the distribution of diagnosed health conditions, mortality, and healthcare quality for vulnerable Veteran groups. The current Focus on Health Equity and Action Cyberseminar will provide updated data on equity and quality of care issues for Veterans in the VA healthcare system and findings related to top VA priorities. In addition, presenters will discuss activities and tactics that can be implemented to ensure all Veterans fairly receive the best quality care irrespective of vulnerabilities and other determinants of care that negatively affect Veteran health and wellbeing. Learning Objectives: 1.Increase awareness of patterns of disparities in care quality, patient experiences, and outcomes among VA patients; 2.Understand differences across populations in rates of medical conditions; and 3.Identify actions that can be taken to advance health equity for vulnerable Veterans. 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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