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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 20 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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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Health Equity" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
10/10/2018 Making Health Equity Data Actionable with Visualizations Hausmann, Leslie  
Moy, Ernest  
Smedley, Brian  
2/22/2018 Pursuing Health Equity for Veterans with a Dedicated National Program Office—Five Years in Review Uchendu, Uchenna  
Jones, Kenneth  
12/18/2017 Using Quality Improvement Projects to Demonstrate Health Equity in Action for Vulnerable Veterans Jones, Wendell  
Uchendu, Uchenna  
Katon, Jodie  
Knight, Sara  
11/16/2017 Advancing Health Equity Through Partnered Evaluation and Action Hoggatt, Katherine  
Uchendu, Uchenna  
Frayne, Susan  
10/26/2017 New Vietnam Veteran Studies on Health and Mortality Davey, Victoria  
Uchendu, Uchenna  

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Videos


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Podcasts


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Other Resources

  • Learn more about the HSR&DCenter 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 EquityPartnered Evaluation program is working with the VA Office of Health Equity to understand and evaluate disparity in healthcare delivery.

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