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National Veteran Health Equity Report

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The National Veteran Health Equity Report details patterns and provides comparative rates of health conditions for vulnerable Veteran groups. Specifically, this report is designed to provide basic comparative information on the sociodemographics, utilization patterns and rates of diagnosed health conditions among the groups over which the VHA Office of Health Equity (OHE) has responsibility with respect to monitoring, evaluating and acting on identified disparities in access, use, care, quality and outcomes. The report allows the VA, Veterans, and stakeholders to monitor the care vulnerable Veterans receive and set goals for improving their care. 

Data for the National Veteran Health Equity Report are from centralized, national VHA administrative databases of enrollment, outpatient, inpatient, and Non-VA (Fee) medical care, but do not include long-term care services or care received privately by VHA users. All of the report chapters are drafted by VA subject matter experts.

The 2016 version of the National Veteran Health Equity Report details VHA care for vulnerable Veterans by race/ethnicity, gender, age, geography, and mental health status receiving VHA care in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. The full report, individual chapters, and exhibits can be downloaded below.

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National Veteran Health Equity Report−FY2013 (PDF, ePUB)

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Front Matter (Dedication, Acknowledgements, Table of Contents)
Foreword by Darrell G. Kirch, MD
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Office of Health Equity: Background and Role in VHA Disparities Reduction
Chapter 3: Health and Healthcare for Veterans in VHA by Race/Ethnicity
Chapter 4: Health and Healthcare for Women Veterans in VHA
Chapter 5: Health and Healthcare for Older Veterans in VHA
Chapter 6: Health and Healthcare for Veterans in VHA in Rural Areas
Chapter 7: Health and Healthcare Disparities Among Veterans with Serious Mental Illness
Chapter 8: National Veteran Health Equity Report Highlights
Technical Appendix
Back Matter (Suggested Citation, Abbreviations, Publication Team, Report Team, Disclaimer)


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Suggested Citation:  

VA Office of Health Equity. 2016. National Veteran Health Equity Report—FY2013. US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC. Available online at http://www.va.gov/healthequity/NVHER.asp.

Disclaimer:  

The findings and conclusions reported in this document are those of the authors who are responsible for its contents and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Government. Therefore, no statement in this document should be construed as an official position of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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National Veteran Health Equity Report−FY2013 Supplemental Material

Foreword by Darrell G. Kirch, MD --
Chapter 1: Introduction
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Chapter 2: Office of Health Equity: Background and Role in VHA Disparities Reduction
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Chapter 3: Health and Healthcare for Veterans in VHA by Race/Ethnicity
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Chapter 4: Health and Healthcare for Women Veterans in VHA
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Chapter 5: Health and Healthcare for Older Veterans in VHA
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Chapter 6: Health and Healthcare for Veterans in VHA in Rural Areas
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Chapter 7: Health and Healthcare Disparities Among Veterans with Serious Mental Illness
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Chapter 8: National Veteran Health Equity Report Highlights
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Technical Appendix Exhibit A-1
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