Health Equity Technical Assistance

Health Equity Technical Assistance

Illustration of people with colorful browsers

Are you looking for a way to promote health equity, but aren’t sure where to start? CMS OMH offers health equity technical assistance resources, aimed to help health care organizations take action against health disparities.

If your organization is looking for assistance, please email:

About the Health Equity Technical Assistance Program

The CMS OMH Health Equity Technical Assistance Program offers:

  • Personalized coaching and resources to help you embed health equity into your strategic plan
  • Resources on improving care for racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, individuals with limited English proficiency, sexual and gender minorities, and rural populations
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Help developing a language access plan and ensuring effective communication with those you serve

Health Equity Technical Assistance Resources for Health Care Professionals

illustration of a school

Minority Research Grant Program

Focuses on designing and testing interventions that aim to reduce disparities in readmission and/or patient experience.

County-level map of the US

Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool

Presents health-related measures from Medicare claims by sex, age, dual eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid, race and ethnicity, and state and county.

document icon

Building an Organizational Response to Health Disparities (PDF)

Includes resources and key concepts to address disparities and improve health care quality throughout your organization.

document icon

Guide to Developing a Language Access Plan (PDF)

Identifies ways that providers can develop language access plans to ensure persons with limited English proficiency have meaningful access to their programs.

document icon

Disparities Impact Statement (PDF)

Provides personalized technical assistance focused on strengthening your quality improvement program through a series of consultations from subject matter experts.

document icon

Modernizing Health Care to Improve Physical Accessibility (PDF)

Includes guidance on how to increase physical accessibility of medical services, tools to assess your practice or facility’s accessibility, and tips and training materials to support efforts to reduce barriers and improve quality of care for individuals with disabilities.

document icon

A Practical Guide to Implementing the National CLAS Standards (PDF)

Enables organizations to implement the National CLAS Standards and improve health equity.

document icon

Providing Language Services to Diverse Populations: Lessons from the Field (PDF)

Discusses approaches to providing language assistance services to persons with limited English proficiency.

document icon

Guide to Reducing Disparities in Readmissions (PDF)

Provides an overview of key issues related to readmissions for racially and ethnically diverse Medicare beneficiaries and resources for hospital leaders to take action to address readmission.

document icon

Compendium of Federal Datasets Addressing Health Disparities (PDF)

Includes a compilation of Federal datasets related to health equity to help shape and inform the development of effective programs, policies, and practices.

document icon

Using Z Codes: The Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Data Journey to Better Outcomes (PDF)

Describes the journey that SDOH data takes from the individual through the health system to data reporting as ICD-10-CM Z codes, and contains resources to help implement programs to collect and report SDOH data.

MLN icon

Trainings for Health Care Providers

For More Information

Stay in Touch

stay connected icon

Interested in receiving additional updates?

Subscribe to the Minority Health, C2C, and Rural Health listservs.

Looking for information on COVID-19?

Visit this CMS OMH webpage for COVID-19 Federal resources focusing on vulnerable populations: go.cms.gov/omhcovid19. Visit this webpage for C2C COVID-19 resources: go.cms.gov/c2ccovid19

Page Last Modified:
06/08/2021 11:51 AM