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Focus on Health Equity and Action

Using Veterans’ Stories to Promote Health Equity and Reduce Disparities

by Thomas Houston, MD, MPH ; Uchenna Uchendu, MD
Seminar date: 2/23/2017

Description: The current session will highlight actions that the Office of Health Equity is undertaking with partners and stakeholders to advance tools to promote health equity and reduce disparities for vulnerable Veterans. Speakers will discuss the development of a series of patient stories to reduce hypertension related disparities and highlights from the intervention study on using the veteran experiences to change behavior. Also, speakers will discuss the development and use of virtual patient cases to assist clinicians, non-clinicians, Veterans, and stakeholders in understanding the importance of assessing, and increasing competency, of health equity issues for Veterans. 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.

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