Call for Nominations: 2020 CMS Health Equity Award

October 21, 2019

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Equity is a key component of high-quality healthcare. Health equity is defined by Healthy People 2020 as the attainment of the highest level of health for all people. A measure of health equity is the reduction or elimination of disparities in health that adversely affect vulnerable populations. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes the importance of health equity and is working to ensure that disparities in health care quality and access are eliminated.

The 2020 CMS Health Equity Award will shine a light on an organization leading the way on the path to equity, showing others how to reduce disparities in quality, access, and outcomes. The award will go to an organization who can demonstrate they have reduced disparities in health care quality, access, or outcomes between two or more groups. Populations of focus include racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and rural populations.

All CMS partner/stakeholder organizations and networks, at the organizational level, are eligible for award. 

All nomination forms and questions about the award should be submitted to the CMS Office of Minority Health (ATTN: 2020 CMS Health Equity Award) at HealthEquityTA@cms.hhs.gov.



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