PLANNING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING, & EVALUATING PROGRAMS: REDUCING HEALTH DISPARITIES THROUGH QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
The Disparities Solutions Center is collaborating with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) through a contract with NORC at the University of Chicago to design, implement, and evaluate a portfolio of quality improvement programs to reduce health disparities. The initial phase of this work involved developing the CMS Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Medicare, the first plan of its kind to address health equity in Medicare. The plan is aimed at reducing disparities for Medicare beneficiaries known to experience lower quality care, including racial and ethnic minorities, patients with limited English proficiency, sexual and gender minorities, and people with disabilities.
In addition to the plan, the DSC has collaborated with CMS OMH and NORC to produce the resources below.