Leading Health Equity Organizations Urge Congress to Support the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act

Access to advanced screening technologies is an essential step to ending disparities in cancer outcomes for communities of color New online resource launched to spur policy action on early detection tools   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, health equity organizations, led by the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF), urged Congressional leaders to support the Medicare Multi-Cancer

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Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity Launches Major Effort to Improve Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

      WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov 12, 2021)— The National Minority Quality Forum’s (NMQF’s) Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity (SHC), in partnership with AXDEV Global, have been working together on an intervention designed to improve stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AFib) through screening, education, and quality improvement. Today, the project partners released

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Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity Names Chinonso Ukachukwu Quality Improvement and Equity Project Manager

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 8, 2021)—The Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity (SHC) announced today that Chinonso Ukachukwu, MPH, has been named Quality Improvement and Equity Project Manager. In her role, she will assist in the implementation of Quality Improvement and education projects for clinical teams and community leaders in diverse and underserved communities

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National Minority Quality Forum to Host Panel on ‘Driving Health Equity in Communities of Color’ at Black Health Matters’ Fall Health Summit

    Washington, D.C. (Nov. 4, 2021)—On Saturday, Nov. 13, National Minority Quality Forum’s Center for Sustainable Health Care and Equity (NMQF/SHC), will host a panel at Black Health Matters’ Fall Health Summit to address the physical, emotional and social aspect of health for a balanced health experience in communities of color. The panel will

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Race and Ethnicity are Determining Flu Vaccine Rates in Medicare

Historical record-linkage cohort study in The Lancet using Medicare databases shows substantial racial and ethnic disparities in Seasonal Influenza Vaccine uptake that are informed by beneficiaries’ race and ethnicity WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) announced an urgent call for new legislative, fiscal, and educational strategies to address substantial racial and ethnic disparities in

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National Minority Quality Forum, FDA Leaders Call for Clinical Research Investments to Increase Equitable Health Care to Diverse Populations

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) announced that “Integrating Research into Community Practice — Toward Increased Diversity in Clinical Trials,” by health leaders at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and NMQF, has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The paper details why now is the time for investments to

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NMQF’s Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity Joins with NOVA ScriptsCentral for Pharmacist Health Ambassador Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, National Minority Quality Forum’s Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity (SHC) announced that it has joined forces with NOVA ScriptsCentral to launch the Community Pharmacist Ambassadors program. “We are excited at the opportunity to collaborate on this very important initiative that allows us to address the issue of health literacy and

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