VA Releases Health Equity Supplement

VA Releases Health Equity Supplement

August 12, 2014--The U. S. Office of Health Equity (OHE) is proud to join with the American Journal of Public Health to bring focus to the health equity issues on our nation's Veterans through the release of the VA Health Equity Supplement. The Supplement is online with open access to all, and can be found at http://ajph.aphapublications.org/toc/ajph/104/S4

The Supplement includes over twenty articles, comprising editorials and peer reviewed research articles and briefs specific to Health Equity and Veterans.  The articles focus on improving the understanding of the root causes of health and health care disparities and reducing/eliminating such disparities among vulnerable Veteran populations. 

The VA is committed to providing individualized, proactive, patient-driven health care in a way that eliminates health disparities and assures health equity. Through research we gain understanding of the causes of these disparities and evaluate intervention strategies to determine effectiveness.

For more information about the Supplement, visit http://vaww.vha.vaco.portal.va.gov/sites/OHE/Pages/VA_AJPH.aspx