Office of Health Equity
Veterans Health Equity: Leave No Veteran Behind - Podcast
Welcome to Veteran’s Health Equity Podcast: Leave No Veteran Behind PodcastThis podcast series highlights efforts across VA to address disparities and promote health equity to further unite health professionals and our nation’s Veterans with issues that matter to them.
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Health equity is the field of understanding how people’s social characteristics and environments affect health and designing interventions that enable the attainment of the highest level of health for all people. The VHA Office of Health Equity (OHE) is charged with reducing disparities in health and health care affecting Veterans and enabling all Veterans to achieve equitable health outcomes. It is the only office in VA with a mission to understand differences across many groups of Veterans and to work to eliminate non-clinical differences related to:
- Racial or ethnic group
- Geographic location
- Socio-economic status
- Sexual orientation
- Mental health
- Military era
- Cognitive/sensory/physical disability