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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. […]

New Web-Tool For Diabetes Touted As Great Resource For Advocacy And Policy

  PRESS RELEASE  For Immediate Release Contact: Carole Magoffin March 27, 2007 202.223.7560 New Web-Tool For Diabetes Touted As Great Resource For Advocacy And Policy  Washington, D.C. – An innovative, online tool – the Diabetes Atlas (D-ATLAS) – was unveiled today at a briefing on Capitol Hill. The D-ATLAS is a collaborative effort among the […]

May 23, 2006 Foundation Announces Collaboration on Clinical Trial Targeting Cardiovascular Risks Patient Enrollment Efforts Target At-Risk African Americans

  PRESS RELEASE  For Immediate Release Contact: Cleve Mesidor (202) 223-7560 May 23, 2006 (202) 277-7381 cell Foundation Announces Collaboration on  Clinical Trial Targeting Cardiovascular Risks  Patient Enrollment Efforts Target At-Risk African Americans  Washington, DC – The National Minority Health Month Foundation (The Foundation) and deCODE Genetics, Inc. announced today a collaborative effort to support […]

August 10, 2006 Minority-Based Health-Care Organizations Endorse Landmark Clinical Trial For the Prevention of Heart Attack

  PRESS RELEASE  For Immediate Release Contact: Cleve Mesidor (202) 223-7560 August 10, 2006 (202) 277-7381 cell Minority-Based Health-Care Organizations Endorse Landmark Clinical Trial  For the Prevention of Heart Attack  Washington, DC – A coalition of minority-based health-care organizations (including the National Medical Association [NMA], the Alliance of Minority Medical Associations, Howard University, and the […]

May 04, 2005 New Prescription Drug Program for Uninsured Launches National Bus Tour to Assist Patients Who Need Help Paying for Medicines

  New Prescription Drug Program for Uninsured Launches National Bus Tour to Assist Patients Who Need Help Paying for Medicines  May 04, 2005 WASHINGTON, D.C., May 4 – The Partnership for Prescription Assistance, a new national program to help patients in need get access to prescription medicines, today launched the “Help Is Here Express” bus […]

March 17, 2005 Rayfield Wright, Mel Renfro, Abner Haynes, Sr. & Other Heroes of Football to Tackle Health Disparities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2005 Contact: Cleve Mesidor (202) 223-7560 Former Falcon Gary Burley & Councilmember H. Lamar Willis Support Unprecedented Collaboration To Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Disparities in Atlanta Foundation Launches Healthy Heart Campaign to Tackle Disparities ATLANTA, GA (February 25, 2005) – Today Councilmember H. Lamar Willis and former Atlanta Falcon Gary Burley […]