Working to Help End Health Disparities in Racial Minorities & Underserved Communities

As the U.S. continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately impacted communities of color, Centene Corporation, a leading multi-national healthcare enterprise, and the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF), an independent research and educational organization dedicated to ensuring high-risk racial and ethnic populations receive optimal healthcare are working in partnership on the “Minority and Rural Coronavirus Insights Study (MRCIS)” to assess the impact of COVID-19 on racial minorities and underserved communities across the country.

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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Newly Launched Faith Health Alliance Aims to Increase Vaccination in African American Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 5, 2021)—Today, National Minority Quality Forum’s Center for Sustainable Health Care and Equity (NMQF-SHC) announced that it will work with a network of pastors to launch the Faith Health Alliance — an effort to increase awareness of the benefits of COVID-19 and influenza vaccination in African American communities throughout the United States.

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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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