Improving Life For Minority Veterans

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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – The Veterans Association and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced Friday that the organization will advance and improve the quality of life for all Veterans, including all minority groups. 

As a part of this initiative, the VA will seek to increase the number of Black Veterans enrolled in VA health care, increase awareness of VA benefits and services, and to increase recruitment of culturally-competent providers.

This partnership will enhance the VA’s goal of eliminating barriers and inequalities for underserved Veterans, and to provide world-class care to all Veterans. 

The VA has also created an Agency Equity Team, also known ad I*DEA which stands for inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.

They are responsible for helping the VA with minority Veterans, through identifying and eliminating any and all disparities.

Those at the VA say they will regularly meet with the NAACP to coordinate their outreach efforts.

Data shows that since 2017, the VA has delivered disability compensation benefits to a higher percentage of Black Veterans than any others. However, grant rates for minorities were lower.


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