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Health Equity Award

Equity Initiatives

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From November 5th through December 7th, 2018, CMS is accepting nominations for the CMS Health Equity Award. The award will be given at the CMS Quality Conference, 2019. CMS looks forward to recognizing another organization who is closing gaps in health care quality, access, or outcomes for our priority populations.

Read more about last year's awardees and how to apply

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.

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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. 

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Learn about the benefits of chronic care management services.

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

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Learn about new funding opportunities to address health disparities.

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

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

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