Health Equity

This month, in recognition of National Minority Health Month, QIO News is helping highlight how the QIO Program and its national and community partners are making strides in reducing health disparities affecting minority populations.

The Director of the CMS Office of Minority Health sits down with QIO News to discuss the challenges and opportunities for eliminating health disparities today. 
For the past 40 years, the QIO Program has steadily expanded its capacity to overcome barriers to health equity. Here are some highlights. 
Fende Bokossah, R.N., credits the Adventist HealthCare project for helping her become a better patient educator and improve her own health. 
By cultivating partnerships within local communities, REACH helps to effectively impact populations most vulnerable to health disparities. 
Learn how KEPRO and Livanta are helping beneficiaries who have a complaint about the quality of their care or who want to appeal a provider’s decision. 
Promising Practices offers more than 70 interventions to help physicians prevent and reduce disparities in cardiac-related conditions among minority populations. 
Read our overview of the report and then download and share it. 
Did You Know? 
Did you know that the age-adjusted death rate from diabetes is 40.5 per 100,000 persons for African Americans, more than double the rate for Caucasians (19.9 per 100,000)? Click here to learn more.