Office of Health Equity
Focus on Health Equity and Action Cyberseminar Series
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
12PM - 1PM
Title: Reducing Disparities in Diabetic Foot Ulcers with Research, Clinical Care, and Technology
Disparities exist around which Veterans with diabetes develop diabetic foot ulcers and subsequent amputations. The July 2020 Focus on Health Equity and Action Cyberseminar addresses these foot ulcer and amputation disparities and the efforts VA is engaged in to reduce these diabetes complications through remote and in clinic monitoring.
|Suzanne Shirley, LCSW
Director of Partnerships & Community Engagement, VHA: Innovation Ecosystem
Jeffrey Robbins, DPM
Director Podiatry Services, VA Central Office
|Alyson Littman, PhD, MPH
Investigator at the Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center and Seattle-Denver Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered & Value Driven Care and Research Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington
Researchers, clinicians, care coordinators, policy makers, educators, data analysts, Veteran stakeholders and representatives of vulnerable Veteran groups who are interested in understanding and/or promoting equitable health among all Veterans.
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About the Focus on Health Equity and Action Cyberseminars
The VHA Office of Health Equity (OHE) in partnership with the VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) launched the Focus on Health Equity and Action Cyberseminars. Each cyberseminar spotlights activities that promote the implementation of the VHA Health Equity Action Plan (HEAP), and aims to:
- Catalyze, synergize, and coordinate VHA programs, projects, and initiatives to effectively identify, understand, seek and implement solutions to diminish and where possible eliminate health disparities;
- Demonstrate alignment with other federal partners working to achieve health equity;
- Bring focus to VHA efforts to provide a more equitable, individualized and patient-driven health care delivery system;
- Improve overall quality of care through equity in all policies and the achievement of health equity for all;
- Incorporate the innovative ideas and input of all users in order to encourage a bottom up approach while maintaining a strong connection to the overarching goals of the VA;
- Capitalize on the existing network of advocates and programs in both administrative and clinical realms to weave health equity dialogue and cultural attunement into training and other activities within and outside the health care system; and
- Serve as a guide and/or starting place that would remain a living document which is open to modification and adaptation to continuously meet the needs of the Veterans entrusted to the VHA.