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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Mitigating Racial/Ethnic and Socio-Economic Disparities in VA Care Quality and Patient Experience
Principal Investigator:

Donna L. Washington

Location: West Los Angeles, CA
Congressional District Code: 33
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: September 2018 - August 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $286,193
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background/Rationale: Black-White disparities in control of hypertension and diabetes contribute to U.S. racial disparities in life expectancy. Within VA, higher rates of uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes have been identified in several racial/ethnic minority groups, compared with white Veterans. The extent to which socio- economic status (SES)-related differences drive these racial-ethnic disparities is unknown. Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) hold promise as a care delivery model to redu...

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