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The U.S. Diabetes Index: Mapping the Diabetes Community: Measuring Prevalence, Outcomes and Cost

  March 15, 2011 Contact: Anne Prince Ph. 202.276.3943 The U.S. Diabetes Index: Mapping the Diabetes Community Measuring Prevalence, Outcomes and Cost WASHINGTON, DC: The National Minority Quality Forum and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, in collaboration with the CBC Health Braintrust, is launching the U.S. Diabetes Index (USDI) (www.usdiabetesindex.com)—the national index by which diabetes in the […]

NMQF CEO Applauds FDA for Removing Unapproved Colchicine from Market: Gary Puckrein calls on drug stores to follow FDA's directive and protect patients

October 13, 2010 Contact: Media@DidYouKnowProject.com (202) 680-8771 NMQF CEO Applauds FDA for Removing Unapproved Colchicine from Market Gary Puckrein calls on drug stores to follow FDA’s directive and protect patients WASHINGTON, DC: Gary Puckrein, President and CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum (The Forum), recently spoke out in support of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) […]

National Minority Quality Forum Launches Atlas That Maps MRSA "Super Bug": Atlas Shows Hot Spots of the Deadliest of Infectious Diseases

October 27, 2010 Contact: Anne Prince 202.276.3843 media@nmqf.org National Minority Quality Forum Launches Atlas That Maps MRSA “Super Bug” Atlas Shows Hot Spots of the Deadliest of Infectious Diseases WASHINGTON, DC: Gary A. Puckrein, Ph.D., CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum, and Gary Doern, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert in clinical microbiology and antimicrobial resistance, […]

Statement From Reverend Al Sharpton, Former Congressman J.C. Watts, and Dr. Gary A. Puckrein on the Meeting Between the Congressional Black Caucus and the White House

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Reverend Al Sharpton, Former Congressman J.C. Watts, and Dr. Gary A. Puckrein released the following statement. “We applaud the steps taken by the Congressional Black Caucus and the White House to meet to discuss the economy, unemployment and the need to pass health care reform. The current debate on health care is critical.  We must not […]

Reverend Al Sharpton, Former Congressman J.C. Watts, and Dr. Gary A. Puckrein stand together for equity in health care quality and access.

JANUARY 13, 2010 CONTACTS: For Rev. Sharpton call Rachel Noerdlinger 646 981 5903 For J.C. Watts call Pamela Mantis 202-607-3555 For Dr. Puckrein call Gretchen Wartman 202-223-7560 Reverend Al Sharpton, Former Congressman J.C. Watts, and Dr. Gary A. Puckrein stand together for equity in health care quality and access. NEW YORK: Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, Former Congressman […]

National Medical Association, National Minority Quality Forum announce collaboration to reduce HIV/AIDS, kidney disease disparities

November 10, 2009 For immediate release CONTACT: Gretchen C. Wartman 202-223-7560 National Medical Association, National Minority Quality Forum announce collaboration to reduce HIV/AIDS, kidney disease disparities November 10, 2009, Washington, DC—The National Medical Association (NMA) and the National Minority Quality Forum (The Forum), have announced a multi-year strategic collaboration to address HIV/AIDS, kidney disease, and […]

Report Reveals Disparities in Pharmaceutical Treatment for Minority Patients

May 12, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gretchen Wartman, (202) 223-7560 Report Reveals Disparities in Pharmaceutical Treatment for Minority Patients May 12, 2009 (Washington, DC)—A new report from the National Minority Quality Forum finds that appropriate medications for a variety of diseases often are underprescribed, over-prescribed, or mis-prescribed for African Americans, Hispanics and Asian Americans. […]

Kidney Patients' Health Is Jeopardized by Proposed Medicare Changes: New Report on the Medicare End Stage Renal Disease Program Recommends Policy Changes and Urges Focus on Innovation, Prevention, and Awareness

  12/10/07 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Elwell (202) 223-7560  Kidney Patients’ Health Is Jeopardized by Proposed Medicare Changes  New Report on the Medicare End Stage Renal Disease Program Recommends Policy Changes and Urges Focus on Innovation, Prevention, and Awareness  December 10, 2007 (Washington, DC)—The Association of Minority Nephrologists and the National Minority Quality Forum […]

Civil Rights And Medical Leaders Call For Social Justice In Health Care

  For Immediate Release Contact: Gretchen C. Wartman September 26, 2007 (202) 223-7560 9:30 A.M. EST gwartman@nmqf.org Civil Rights And Medical Leaders Call For Social Justice In Health Care  “Of all forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Washington, DC—“Everybody knows that the U.S. […]

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