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Veterans Health Equity: Leave No Veteran Behind - Podcast

Welcome to Veteran’s Health Equity Podcast: Leave No Veteran Behind Podcast

This podcast series highlights efforts across VA to address disparities and promote health equity to further unite health professionals and our nation’s Veterans with issues that matter to them.

Did you know?

Health equity is the field of understanding how people’s social characteristics and environments affect health and designing interventions that enable the attainment of the highest level of health for all people. The VHA Office of Health Equity (OHE) is charged with reducing disparities in health and health care affecting Veterans and enabling all Veterans to achieve equitable health outcomes. It is the only office in VA with a mission to understand differences across many groups of Veterans and to work to eliminate non-clinical differences related to:

  • Racial or ethnic group
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Geographic location
  • Religion
  • Socio-economic status
  • Sexual orientation
  • Mental health
  • Military era
  • Cognitive/sensory/physical disability


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Episode Transcripts

Meet the Host

hostLauren Korshak is a Health System Specialist with the Office of Health Equity (OHE). She leads OHE’s translation efforts, including hosting a Cyber seminar series, monthly information brief series, and collaborating with colleagues across VA to share how VA is working to reduce and eliminate health disparities for Veterans.

Lauren holds a bachelor's and master's degree from George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health, where she is a teaching faculty member. She also holds teaching privileges at the University of Maryland.

She explores and has published on the relationship between chronic disease, exercise capacity, and mortality and the role moral injury plays in engagement in healthy lifestyle behaviors and chronic disease risk. Lauren has been interviewed by television news and radio channels regarding the importance of engaging in healthy behaviors.

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