Equity in Health

Equity Initiatives

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Five Years on the Path to Health Equity

CMS released an updated progress report on CMS’s past five years of work on the CMS Equity Plan for Medicare. This progress report describes key ways CMS has demonstrated progress on the Path to Equity between 2015 and 2021, including increasing understanding and awareness of disparities; developing and disseminating solutions to achieve health equity; and implementing sustainable actions to achieve health equity.

Read Paving the Way to Equity: A Progress Report. (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.

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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 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.

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Learn more about the Division of Tribal Affairs and CMS’ resources for Tribal Health Providers.

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Find technical assistance resources to help health care organizations take action against health disparities.

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03/02/2021 10:26 AM