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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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Citations

(5 of more than 47 HEALTH EQUITY focused publications)



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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 3 HEALTH EQUITY focused publication briefs)


  • Medical Care Supplement Features Articles by VA Researchers on Improving the Quality and Equity of Health and Healthcare
    In 2016, HSR&D’s Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) and the Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center (HEROIC) hosted a state-of-the-science conference. This field-based meeting to “Engage Diverse Stakeholders and Operational Partners in Advancing Health Equity in the VA Healthcare System” brought together health equity investigators, representatives of vulnerable Vet...
    Date: September 1, 2017
  • PACT Initiative Did Not Reduce Most Disparities in Improved Hypertension or Diabetes Control among VA Patients
    This study sought to determine whether PACTs helped mitigate national racial/ethnic disparities in VA clinical outcomes, after adjusting for variable implementation and social determinants of health. Findings showed that improvements in clinical outcomes for hypertension and diabetes control had not been achieved for whites or most racial/ethnic groups four years into VA’s system-wide roll-out of ...
    Date: June 1, 2017
  • Issues for Sexual and Gender Minority Veterans Receiving VA Healthcare
    This article summarizes emergent research findings regarding sexual and gender minority (SGM) Veterans, and the first initiatives that have been implemented by VA to promote quality care. Being a member of both the Veteran and SGM communities may contribute to a higher level of risk for poor health than membership in just one of these populations. A recent VA study indicated that only 33% of SGM ...
    Date: July 1, 2013

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Studies

( 5 of more than 4 HEALTH EQUITY focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
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
IAA 06-217 Improving Dental Decision Making for Root Canal Therapy Kressin, Nancy 2010-09-01
SHP 08-156 Formative Evaluation in Implementation Research: Guideline Development Zickmund, Susan 2008-06-15

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Topic Spotlight

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Health Equity" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
9/14/2022 Highlights from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data Linkage Program: A new resource to assess Veterans’ health Hynes, Denise  
Zelaya, Carla  
7/13/2022 Enhancing Primary Care Experience in Patients with Homeless Experience and Chronic Pain: Lessons learned from the Primary Care Quality-Homeless Services Tailoring (PCQ-HOST) study Kertesz, Stefan  
Varley, Allyson  
7/12/2022 Development and Evaluation of PARTNER-MH, a Peer-Led Patient Navigation Intervention for Minoritized Veterans in VA MH Clinics Eliacin, Johanne  
5/11/2022 Promoting Healthcare Equity in Veterans with a Whole Health Approach: Focus on Hemoglobin A1c Control in Patients with Diabetes Fyffe, Denise  
Cotter, Nancy Ann  
Tobias, Kristen  
3/9/2022 Social Determinants of Health: The WHO’s Greatest ICD-10 Hits for Fiscal Year 2022 Cohen, Alicia  
Bruton, Maria  
Hooshyar, Dina  

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Videos


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Podcasts


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Other Resources

  • Learn more about the HSR&D 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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