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National Health Index (NHI) and n4a Win Sanofi US 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge

National Health Index (NHI) and n4a Win Sanofi US 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge

July 20, 2012 National Health Index (NHI) and n4a Win Sanofi US 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge   Diabetes care centers in underutilizing communities, as powered by the NHI, prove to be winning concept   WASHINGTON, DC: The National Health Index (NHI) and National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) collaborated to win the Sanofi US 2012 […]

The National Minority Quality Forum Launches Lead Risk Index: Protecting children from lead poisoning

The National Minority Quality Forum Launches Lead Risk Index: Protecting children from lead poisoning

June 27, 2012 The National Minority Quality Forum Launches Lead Risk Index   Protecting children from lead poisoning   WASHINGTON, DC: Parents, healthcare providers and policy makers now have a new Web-based tool to research and better understand the risk for lead poisoning at zip code-level granularity. Launched today, the Lead Risk Index from the National […]

Magellan Diagnostics Partners with the National Minority Quality Forum to Provide Nationwide Lead Exposure Data to the Public

Magellan Diagnostics Partners with the National Minority Quality Forum to Provide Nationwide Lead Exposure Data to the Public

  May 10, 2012 Magellan Diagnostics Partners with the National Minority Quality Forum to Provide Nationwide Lead Exposure Data to the Public   CHELMSFORD, MA: Magellan Diagnostics, the developer of point-of-care lead testing devices, today announced it is collaborating with the National Minority Quality Forum (the Forum) to create Web-based tools and information for indexing lead […]

Experts Call for Consumer-Oriented Healthcare System, Recognize Champions at National Health Disparities Summit: Senator Daniel Akaka, Rep. Ruben Hinojosa and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Honored

Experts Call for Consumer-Oriented Healthcare System, Recognize Champions at National Health Disparities Summit: Senator Daniel Akaka, Rep. Ruben Hinojosa and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Honored

April 24, 2012 (Revised May 8, 2012) Contact: Anne Prince Ph. 202.276.3943 Experts Call for Consumer-Oriented Healthcare System, Recognize Champions at National Health Disparities Summit   Senator Daniel Akaka, Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, and Boston Scientific Honored   WASHINGTON, DC: The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) in collaboration and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the CBC Health Braintrust, convened elite opinion leaders, Members of Congress […]

Joint Center Teams with National Minority Quality Forum to Offer Data on Health and Environmental Status to Lawmakers and Community Leaders

Joint Center Teams with National Minority Quality Forum to Offer Data on Health and Environmental Status to Lawmakers and Community Leaders

Joint Center, National Minority Quality Forum Offer Data on Community Health Status April 23, 2012 The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies today joined forces with the National Minority Quality Forum to create a database that will offer lawmakers and community activists access to important data on local health and environmental conditions. As a […]

National Minority Quality Forum Urges Congress to Abolish IPAB

March 1, 2012 National Minority Quality Forum Urges Congress to Abolish IPAB   WASHINGTON, DC: Dr. Gary A. Puckrein, President and CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum, today released the following statement of concern regarding the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB):   “In our increasingly diverse society, it is important that we have an honest and open discussion about […]

Groups Urge Select Committee to Fight Medicare Fraud First

  September 29, 2011 Contact: Carolyn Kemp Ph. 202.617.3074 Groups Urge Select Committee to Fight Medicare Fraud First Organizations Representing Millions of Seniors, Minorities, Patients and Veterans Urge Congress to Fight Medicare Fraud First Before Considering Harmful Proposals to Beneficiaries WASHINGTON, DC: The National Minority Quality Forum (the Forum) joined with twenty-three organizations representing seniors, minority Americans, […]

National Minority Quality Forum Asks Administration to Abandon IPAB, Releases Five-Point Roadmap to a Consumer-Oriented Healthcare System

September 20, 2011 National Minority Quality Forum Asks Administration to Abandon IPAB, Releases Five-Point Roadmap to a Consumer-Oriented Healthcare System   WASHINGTON, DC: In response to the fundamentally flawed ideas that are imbedded in the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), the National Minority Quality Forum (The Forum) today asked the Obama Administration to abandon IPAB, and […]

Prescription-Drug Plans' Use of Specialty Tiers Promotes Inequalities: Issue Brief Questions Increased Use of Tiered Cost Sharing

August 10, 2011 Prescription-Drug Plans’ Use of Specialty Tiers Promotes Inequalities Issue Brief Questions Increased Use of Tiered Cost Sharing WASHINGTON, DC: In a just-released National Minority Quality Forum Issue Brief (Specialty Tiering: Unequal Treatment http://www.nmqf.org/IB3SpecialtyTiersFinal.pdf), Gary Puckrein and Gretchen Wartman examine specialty tiering, which has become popular among insurers (public and private) as a benefit-management tool to limit their financial […]