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Chartbook on the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Veterans

NEW LGB Chartbook

The Chartbook summarizes information on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Veterans and their health.

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Health Equity Video

Health Equity Video

Engaging Healthcare Teams to Eliminate Health Inequities: developed by the VA Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion.

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Health Equity New Podcast

Health Equity New Podcast

Podcast series addresses disparities/promote health equity to further unite health professionals & our nation’s Veterans w/issues that matter to them.

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VHA Office of Health Equity

Equitable access to high-quality care for all Veterans is a major tenet of the VA healthcare mission. The Office of Health Equity (OHE) champions the elimination of health disparities and achieving health equity for all Veterans.  OHE supports the VHA's vision to provide appropriate individualized health care to each Veteran in a way that eliminates disparate health outcomes and assures health equity.

COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance for Equity Populations

VA is working hard to fight COVID-19 and vaccinating health care personnel and vulnerable populations first. As more vaccines become available to eligible Veterans, accurate information is important to stay informed and dispel myths. Use the following documents for guidance.

 

COVID-19 Care and Support for Veterans

VA is working hard to provide excellent care and resources to all Veterans during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Some Veterans may be a greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19. Learn 10 ways to get care and support for specific groups of Veterans from these easy to read one-pagers.

Open Burn Pit Exposed Veterans (OEF/OIF/OND) Pregnant Veterans
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10 Ways Your VSO Can Help Our Most Vulnerable Veterans

VA would like our Veterans Service Organization (VSO) partners to help us support and reach Veterans who may be at greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19. Download and share this one-pager.


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What's New

2021  
December Telehealth Disparities
November Tobacco Use and Treatment Resources to Promote Equity
September From HRO to HERO: Making Health Equity a Core System Capability
August Ensuring Food Security In Veterans
July Ensuring Rural Veterans Have Access to Care & Research
June Chartbook on the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Veterans
  Health Disparities and Work Limitations Among Female LGB Veterans
May Differences in Cardiovascular Disease Mortality & Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation
  Risk of Severe COVID-19 with Increased BMI
March New Video: Engaging Healthcare Teams to Eliminate Health Inequities
February National Health Statistics Report
  Building Trust to Advance Veteran Health Equity
January Telehealth Disparities
2020  
December Women Veterans and Pregnancy Complications
November Chartbook on Healthcare for Veterans
  Health Disparities Among LGBT Women Veterans
October Addressing Unconscious Biases to Advance Veteran Health Equity
September Women Veterans and the Flu
July Health Disparities Among LGBT Veterans
  New CDC National Health Statistics Report - Physical Disabilities
June New Social Determinants of Health Page
  Health Literacy to Achieve Health Equity in Minority Veterans
May Kidney Disease in Veterans
April Trends in Coronavirus in Rural Areas: Implications for Veterans
  Coronavirus in Rural and Urban Areas: Implications for Veterans
March Hepatitis C Treatment in Minority Veterans
  New Rural Veterans Page
February New HSR&D Social Determinants of Health RFA
January Racial and Ethnic Differences in Exercise Use & National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic Information Brief
  National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic
  2020 VHA Community Partnership Challenge Theme: Social Determinants of Health

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