VA Research Works to Improve Health Equity Among a Diverse Veteran Population

The demographics of U.S. Veterans are set to change dramatically. Currently, the majority of Veterans are male and white, with the largest group having served during the Vietnam War. However, by 2040, 20 percent of Veterans will be women and 34 percent will be nonwhite.  VA is conducting research to help make sure these growing Veteran minority populations are receiving the same quality of care – medical care that is (1) safe, (2) effective, (3) patient-centered, (4) timely, (5) efficient, and (6) equitable.

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