Office of Health Equity
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.
New Black Veteran Chartbook
This chartbook focuses on experiences of care and health care quality of Black Veterans receiving care in VHA.
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.
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.
- Veterans from Communities at High Risk of COVID-19
- Debunking Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths
- Women's Health: Debunking COVID-19 Vaccine Myths
- Racial and Ethnic Minority Health: Debunking COVID-19 Vaccine Myths
- A Shot of Hope: Tuskegee, AL Nurse's Testimony
- Reproductive Health COVID-19 Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19 Care and Support for Veterans
Veteran 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.
Veteran 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.
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|
|Black, Hispanic, and Native American Veterans||65 Years and Older Veterans|
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.