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VA Research works to improve health equity among a diverse Veteran population

A recent article in Veterans Affairs & Military Medicine Outlook looks at the research VA is conducting to help make sure growing and diverse Veteran populations are receiving quality care.

By |February 21st, 2017|Research|1 Comment

VHA Health Equity – Achieving the highest level of health for all people

Do all Veterans get all the health care they need…and deserve? Could some Veterans not get the health care they should get because of where they live or their age or their race? Or what about their gender or physical disabilities or sexual orientation? VA has an office exclusively dedicated to making sure all Veterans get the care and treatment they have earned. It’s called [...]

By |October 1st, 2015|Health|1 Comment

iEX 2021: Discovering the Future of Health Care Post-Pandemic

The face of health care has been forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Shifts in care thanks to the unique nature of the past 18 months have led to medical innovations that are changing what Veterans and the public expect from their care. During the second Veterans Health Administration Innovation Experience (iEX) Virtual Series event, Forging a Healthier Future: Post-Pandemic Care, health care innovators from [...]

By |September 30th, 2021|Health, VA Innovations|Comments Off on iEX 2021: Discovering the Future of Health Care Post-Pandemic

VA grants first diversity, equity, inclusion research awards

The executive order notes, "Each federal agency must assess whether, and to what extent, its programs and policies perpetuate systemic barriers to opportunities and benefits for people of color and other underserved groups."

By |September 29th, 2021|Research|Comments Off on VA grants first diversity, equity, inclusion research awards

New chartbook identifies disparities in health care quality

New chartbook identifies disparities in health care quality related to age, sex, race and ethnicity while confirming that Veterans have greater health needs but receive better care than non-Veterans.

By |January 14th, 2021|Health, Top Stories|Comments Off on New chartbook identifies disparities in health care quality

Veterans’ primary care, access and equity, and internist careers are focuses of annual physicians’ meeting in D.C.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) primary care specialists and recruiters are attending a healthcare conference in the nation’s capital this month to showcase the results of Veterans’ care initiatives and highlight the attributes of a VA career training and serving as internists. VA Careers is hosting a booth at the 2019 Society of General Internal Medicine conference on May 8-11, while several VA physicians [...]

By |May 2nd, 2019|ChooseVA, VA Careers|Comments Off on Veterans’ primary care, access and equity, and internist careers are focuses of annual physicians’ meeting in D.C.

ICYMI: VA Twitter chat explores ties between tobacco use and mental health

VA teamed with experts from 10 organizations to discuss the ties between tobacco use and mental health—including the ties with substance use disorders and PTSD.

By |June 5th, 2018|Mental Health, Top Stories|Comments Off on ICYMI: VA Twitter chat explores ties between tobacco use and mental health
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