Equity Initiatives

Equity Initiatives

CMS Rural Health Strategy cover

Rural Health Strategy

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the agency's first Rural Health Strategy intended to provide a proactive approach on healthcare issues and to ensure that individuals who live in rural America have access to high quality, affordable healthcare.

Read the Strategy (PDF)

The CMS Office of Minority Health has designed several initiatives to eliminate disparities in health care quality and access, so that all CMS beneficiaries can achieve their highest level of health. Get involved to ensure that everyone can access the quality health care that they need.

Doctor talking to elderly woman

Read about our plan for advancing health equity and improving the quality of care.

From Coverage to Care

Get involved by using and sharing these resources with people in your community.

farmer with arms crossed smiling

Learn how CMS is working to improve access to care for rural populations.


hospital, paper with gears, paper with chart. All arranged in circlular fashion

Learn about new funding opportunities to address health disparities.


Man with arm around woman, couple looks to be of Hispanic heritage

Learn all about the national health observances and how you can get involved.

woman using laptop computer

Find upcoming and past webinars and events addressing health equity issues.


Image of a doctor and two nurses looking at a clipboard

Read about the CMS awardees and their outstanding achievements in reducing disparities in health care quality and outcomes among the individuals they serve.

Page Last Modified:
01/07/2020 10:40 PM