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National Veteran Health Equity Report - Black or African American Veteran Chartbook. Focus on Veterans Health Administration Patient Experience and Health Care Quality
Washington DL, Jackson LB, Kasom DR, Canning MT, Jeong S, López L, Yuan A, Toyama JA, Steers WN. National Veteran Health Equity Report - Black or African American Veteran Chartbook. Focus on Veterans Health Administration Patient Experience and Health Care Quality. Washington DC: Office of Health Equity Veterans Health Administration; 2023 Feb 1. 38 p.
The National Veterans Health Equity Report 2021 provides information regarding disparities in
patient experiences and health care quality for Veterans who obtain health care services
through the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).1 Data on disparities are presented by the
sociodemographic characteristics of race and ethnicity, gender, age group, rurality of residence,
socio-economic status, and service-connected disability rating, and by cardiovascular risk
factors of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes.
This chartbook focuses on experiences of care and health care quality of Black or African
American Veterans receiving care in VHA. Data in this report is from the fiscal year 2016 to
fiscal year 2019 Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Survey of Healthcare Experiences of
Patients (SHEP)-Patient Centered Medical Home survey instrument, and the fiscal year 2016 to
fiscal year 2019 VA External Peer Review Program quality monitoring program.
Black or African American individuals comprised 13.3% of the American population in 2016.
2 It is currently estimated that by 2060 the Black or African American population will grow to 15.0%
of the total U.S. population.2