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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 23 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)
7/10/2019 Social Risks for Adverse Health Outcomes Among Veterans Morris, Erica  
Wong, Michelle  
Cohen, Alicia  
Russell, Lauren  
Zulman, Donna  
4/10/2019 Opioid Use Disorder and Employment Disparities in Justice-Involved Veterans Henne, Meredith  
LePage, James  
Finlay, Andrea  
1/9/2019 Obesity Disparities and the Use of Activity Tracker Technology to Facilitate Healthy Behavior Korshak, Lauren  
Gualtieri, Lisa  
Breland, Jessica  
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  

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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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