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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 […]

National Minority Quality Forum Launches the Hepatitis C Index: New Tool to Help Identify Areas for Increased Education and Screening for Hepatitis C

July 28, 2011 National Minority Quality Forum Launches the Hepatitis C Index New tool to help identify areas for increased education and screening for hepatitis C WASHINGTON, DC: In recognition of World Hepatitis Day, the National Minority Quality Forum today launched the Hepatitis C Index, a novel resource for mapping hepatitis C (http://www.maphepc.com).   For the first time, health-care practitioners, policy makers, […]

National Minority Quality Forum Launches the U.S. HIV/AIDS Index: Novel Internet-Based Resource Maps HIV and AIDS by Congressional District

May 31, 2011 National Minority Quality Forum Launches the U.S. HIV/AIDS Index Novel internet-based resource maps HIV and AIDS by congressional district Seven of ten congressional districts with highest HIV/AIDS prevalence are located in New York or New Jersey WASHINGTON, DC: The National Minority Quality Forum (Forum) today launched a novel, internet-based tool—the U.S. HIV/AIDS Index (http://www.maphiv.org). Building upon the HIV/AIDS Atlas introduced […]

National Minority Quality Forum Launches the U.S. HIV/AIDS Index: Novel Internet-Based Resource Maps HIV and AIDS by Congressional District

May 31, 2011 National Minority Quality Forum Launches the U.S. HIV/AIDS Index Novel internet-based resource maps HIV and AIDS by congressional district Seven of ten congressional districts with highest HIV/AIDS prevalence are located in New York or New Jersey WASHINGTON, DC: The National Minority Quality Forum (Forum) today launched a novel, internet-based tool—the U.S. HIV/AIDS Index (http://www.maphiv.org). Building upon the HIV/AIDS Atlas introduced […]

National Health Disparities Summit Recognizes Champions Fighting for Health Equity: Senator Harry Reed and Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi Honored; U.S. Diabetes Index Featured

National Health Disparities Summit Recognizes Champions Fighting for Health Equity Senator Harry Reid and Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi Honored; U.S. Diabetes Index Featured WASHINGTON, DC: The National Minority Quality Forum and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, in collaboration with the CBC Health Braintrust, honored Senator Harry Reid and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others at the National Health Disparities Summit “Innovation […]

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 […]