NEW LGB Chartbook
The Chartbook summarizes information on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Veterans and their health.
New Health Equity Video
Engaging Healthcare Teams to Eliminate Health Inequities: developed by the VA Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion.
NEW NCHS Report
Multiple Chronic Conditions Among Veterans and Nonveterans: United States, 2015-2018
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
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.