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Health Equity

Health equity ensures that in care quality or treatment is not affected by a patent’s racial, ethnic, or gender, or socioeconomic status. VA research in the area of health equity includes its impact on access to primary care, diagnosis and treatment, and post-treatment follow-up.

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(5 of more than 72 HEALTH EQUITY focused publications)

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 4 HEALTH EQUITY focused publication briefs)

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( 5 of more than 6 HEALTH EQUITY focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
CDA 22-194 Addressing Health Equity in Tobacco Cessation Treatment for Historically Underrepresented Veterans Dawson, Darius 2024-01-01
IIR 23-012 Advancing Health Equity by Understanding the Impact of Race on PTSD Symptom Improvement Following Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Maguen, Shira
CDA 22-194 Addressing Health Equity in Tobacco Cessation Treatment for Historically Underrepresented Veterans Dawson, Darius 2024-01-01
IIR 14-007 Opening the Black Box of Cultural Competence Saha, Somnath 2016-09-01
IIR 14-077 Costs and Outcomes of Chronic Heart Disease Care in the VHA Groeneveld, Peter 2015-02-01

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The most recent "Health Equity" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
7/10/2024 The Relationship Between Health System Quality and Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Care Wong, Michelle  
5/8/2024 Tailoring Evidence Based Addiction Management to Veterans in the Homeless Program Ryder, Kathryn  
Sonnier, Chava Eve  
3/13/2024 Achieving Pharmacoequity: A Prescription for Health Justice Chandra, Rachel  
Essien, Utibe  
1/10/2024 Assessing Circumstances and Offering Resources for Needs (ACORN): An Overview of a VHA Social Risk Screening and Social Needs Referral Initiative Leder, Sarah  
Russell, Lauren  
Cohen, Alicia  
11/8/2023 Applying Qualitative Methodology to Explore Access and Health Care Needs of LGBTQ+ Veterans Living with Spinal Cord Injury Nevedal, Andrea  
Kiratli, B. Jenny  

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Other Resources

  • Learn more about the Center for Health Equity Research & Promotion (CHERP), which focuses on understanding what factors determine the equity or disparity associated with healthcare. 
  • Learn more about how VA's Quality Enhancement Research Initiative Health Equity Partnered Evaluation program is working with the VA Office of Health Equity to understand and evaluate disparity in healthcare delivery.

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