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National Veteran Health Equity Report 2021

New Equity Report

The National Veteran Health Equity Report (NVHER) 2021 provides data on patient experiences and healthcare quality for Veterans who receive VHA care.

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Black Veteran Chartbook

New Black Veteran Chartbook

This chartbook focuses on experiences of care and health care quality of Black Veterans receiving care in VHA.

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COVID-19 Equity Report

New VHA COVID-19 Equity Report

Information on VHA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights efforts made to address pandemic-related healthcare disparities.

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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

Veterans Health Administration COVID-19 Equity Response Report

The VHA COVID-19 Equity Response Report provides information on VHA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights efforts made to address pandemic-related healthcare disparities.

Veterans Health Administration COVID-19 Equity Bibliography

This document serves as a bibliography with articles examining COVID-19 and health equity concerns among U.S. Veteran populations. The articles have been grouped into categories of some of the populations we track (age, sex, race/ethnicity, urban/rural, high-risk settings or shared housing, socio-economic status, specific mental health issue, and specific physical health issue) as well as . If an article covers multiple populations, it will be listed under each category. This bibliography is a living document and will be updated every quarter.

COVID-19 One-Pagers

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
 Veteran  Pregnant Veteran
Black, Hispanic, and Native American Veterans  65 Years and Older Veterans
 Minority Veteran  Veteran 65 and older

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.

Veterans Geography of Oppotunity Tool
What's New

June Improving Care Through Visibility for LGBTQ+ Veterans
  Increasing Diversity in Recruitment and Advancement Across VA to Achieve Equitable Care and Outcomes
  Prevalence of Heart Disease in Sexual Minority Veterans
May Person-Centered Care Among Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Veterans
April Updated Veterans Geography of Opportunity Tool
  Racial Disparities in Pregnancy Outcomes
  Updated VHA COVID-19 Equity Bibliography
  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Criminal Legal System-Involved Veterans
March VHA's Expansion of Women and Gender-Diverse Reproductive Health Care Services
February VHA COVID-19 Equity Response Report
  Black Veteran Chartbook
  Heart Disease Disparities in Black Veterans Compared to Black Non-Veterans
January Traumatic Brain Injury Disparities
December Routine Screening of Veterans for Digital Needs
November National Veteran Health Equity Report – American Indian or Alaska Native Veteran Chartbook
  National Veteran Health Equity Report 2021
  Tobacco Use in Women Veterans and Treatment Resources to Promote Equity
October Updated COVID-19 Equity at the VA Bibliography
September National Veteran Health Equity Report – Hispanic and Latino Veteran Chartbook
  Reducing Disparities and Barriers in Access to Care Impacting Hispanic/Latino Veterans
August Differences in COVID-19 Vaccination Rates in Women Veterans
June Primary Healthcare Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Veterans Chartbook
May National Veteran Health Equity Report 2021 - Asian and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Veteran Chartbook
  Asian American Veterans Disparities
  Roundtable Discussion: ODEI Observance of AANHPI Heritage Month
April Healthcast: VA is Using Data to Address Critical Areas in Health Disparity - Dr. Ernest Moy, Executive Director, OHE
March Healthcare Equality Index 2022 Report
  Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis in Veterans
  National Veteran Health Equity Report: Colorectal Cancer Screening
February Improving Blood Pressure in Black Veterans
  Reducing Racial Disparities in Blood Pressure Control in Veterans with Severe Hypertension
January Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines Among LGB Veterans
  Prevalence of Obesity Among Sexual Minority Veterans
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
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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