Announcement: New Equity Research

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2020


New Equity Research

Black and Hispanic Patient Disparities

Read the article on a new national cohort study of 6 million U.S. Veterans that found Black and Hispanic Veterans were twice as likely to test positive than White Veterans, even after adjusting for underlying medical conditions and where they live.  These findings highlight the importance of expanded outreach to Veterans of Color to contain and prevent further outbreaks

VA Case Distribution Map

Also read the Health Services Research & Development Service Publication Brief on this study.

Listen to the BBC Science In Action interview that includes study author Christopher T. Rentsch, VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Twitter: @DarthCTR


Perceived Racial Bias Among Veterans in VA Mental Health

Read the article on Veterans' perceived racial bias and how diversity can improve patient care.

Patient Education and Counseling Journal

Also read the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) news release on this novel study.