Access to Pharmacies in Western NY by Veterans and Those Living in Po
Track: Public Health
Authors: Justin Cole, Jill Lavigne
Congress mandated the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) to look at areas where accessibility to address access to care issues by expanding VA payment to community providers. Using census demographic data and network analyst we looked at the accessibility of pharmacies within the Monroe County, NY region. The methodology is one that could be replicated for other regions, and answered important questions that can help the VA bring better service to Veterans.