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VA National Veteran Health Equity Report Data Visualization Tool

OHE developed the Data Visualization Tool to supplement the National Veteran Health Equity Report. The National Veteran Health Equity Report details patterns and provides comparative rates of health conditions for vulnerable Veteran groups. Specifically, this report is designed to provide basic comparative information on the sociodemographics, utilization patterns and rates of diagnosed health conditions among the groups over which the VHA Office of Health Equity (OHE) has responsibility with respect to monitoring, evaluating and acting on identified disparities in access, use, care, quality and outcomes. The report allows the VA, Veterans, and stakeholders to monitor the care vulnerable Veterans receive and set goals for improving their care.

This tool allows users to interact with the data used in the National Veteran Health Equity Report. Click the title link or visit https://vha-healthequity.shinyapps.io/NVHER_Shiny/ to learn more about Veteran health equity issues.  

OHE Hepatitis C Virus – Advanced Liver Disease Disparities Dashboard

OHE developed a dashboard tool in an effort to promote equitable diagnosis and treatment of underserved Veterans with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and advanced liver disease (ALD). The Hepatitis C-ALD Dashboard utilizes a set of criteria - age, gender, geography, service era, race/ethnicity - to characterize Veteran groups with ALD due to hepatitis C who may require targeted intervention to improve their health.

On August 7, 2015, the VHA provided patient lists to VISNs of patients with ALD due to HCV. The Dashboard uses summarized data based on these lists. Visit http://www.va.gov/HEALTHEQUITY/Data.asp for more information on these publicly available data.

Click the title link or visit https://vha-healthequity.shinyapps.io/VHAOHE_HCV_Dash/ to learn more about Hepatitis C Virus and to examine the dashboard.  

Resources

Compendium of Publicly Available Datasets and Other Data-Related Resources

This resource was created by the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) Federal Interagency Health Equity Team (FIHET) Data, Research and Evaluation Workgroup. The Compendium inlcudes datasets and resources from multiple federal agencies to assess and address health disparities.