Pursuing Health Equity for Veterans with a Dedicated National Program Office—Five Years in Review


Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST


Some progress is being made to advance health equity for Veterans. Unfortunately, but consistent with the general U.S. population, health disparities and inequities continue to be documented for Veterans regardless of where they receive their care. The VA Office of Health Equity (OHE) was established in the VHA in 2012 as a national program office and given the immediate charge to map VA’s pursuit of Veteran health equity.

February’s Focus on Health Equity and Action Cyberseminar will review VA efforts over the last 5 years to advance health equity for Veterans since the establishment of OHE. Presenters will discuss VA’s progress in implementing VA’s strategic plan to advance health equity; OHE supported activities in advancing research, partnerships and tools; and future actions to ensure all Veterans have access and receive high quality, timely, and equitable care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the development of a national program in the VA to advance Veteran health equity; 
  • Identify strategic goals and metrics of the VA Health Equity Action Plan related to leadership, research, and partnerships to advance health equity; and
  • Discuss future research, quality improvement efforts, and other actions to reduce and/or eliminate Veteran health disparities.

Intended Audience: Researchers, clinicians, care coordinators, policy makers, educators, Veteran stakeholders and representatives of vulnerable Veteran groups who are interested in understanding and/or promoting equitable health among all Veterans.

Register now with the VHA Office of Health Equity!