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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.


Veterans Geography of Opportunity Tool

What's New


Release Date Resource
2024  
June Closing the Gap in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Queer/Questioning Veteran Patient-Centered Care
May Homelessness in Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Veterans
April Addressing Prescribing Disparities of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitors
March Addressing Social Needs in Women's Healthcare Settings
February Rates of Hypertension by Race or Ethnicity in Veterans Receiving Care at VA
January Age Disparities Among Veterans in Meeting Current Exercise Guidelines
2023  
December Addressing Barriers to Care in Veterans at Risk for HIV
November American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans and Telehealth
October Diabetes Disparities in Hispanic or Latino LGBQ+ Veterans
  Improving Patient-Provider Communication to Improve Black Veterans' Treatment of Chronic Pain
September Improving Access to Mental Health Care for Hispanic/Latino Veterans
  Overcoming Financial Barriers to Meeting Exercise Guidelines

Notable Releases

Release Date Resource
2023  
August Lactation Support and Maternity Care Coordination
July Addressing Veteran Mobility Limitations with VA Video Connect and other Virtual Solutions
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
2022  
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
2021  
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
2020  
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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