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Veterans Geography of Opportunity Tool

How healthy are communities where Veterans live?

Use this tool to explore different factors that influence health in communities where Veterans live, work, and play. The Veterans Geography of Opportunity Tool uses Veteran population information from the Veterans Health Administration and the American Community Survey as well as data from County Health Rankings & Roadmap, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The goals of that collaboration, which are shared by the VHA Office of Health Equity, are to:

  • Build awareness of factors that influence health
  • Provide reliable data to identify opportunities to improve health
  • Engage communities and stakeholders in creating change
  • Connect and empower communities to improve health

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