Research & Data

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The CMS Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) offers a variety of resources to help increase awareness about health disparities. Our information products, reports on recent research efforts, data sets, and mapping tool will help you advance your work toward health equity.


The Path Forward: Improving Data to Advance Health Equity Solutions (PDF)

View the newly released report, which outlines the current state of health equity data collection across CMS programs, details progress to date in improving CMS data collection, and defines CMS’s future actions to continue to improve health equity data.

Health Care Disparities Data

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National and regional data on health care service utilization, spending, and quality indicators for the Medicare population.
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One-page fact sheets focused on health disparities in the Medicare population.
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Insight and examination into a variety of health and health disparity topics.

Research Reports

The CMS Office of Minority Health Research Reports span a broad range of issues, which address the Office’s informational needs and long-term research needs. These resources include high-quality and relevant health policy research through transparency of health care data and analytics.

Featured Reports


Stratified Reporting

Stratified Reporting provides useful information for targeting quality improvement activities and resources, monitoring health and drug plan performance, and advancing the development of culturally and linguistically appropriate quality improvement interventions and strategies.

Featured Resources


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Mapping Medicare
Disparities Tool

View areas of disparity between subgroups of Medicare beneficiaries with our interactive tool.

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Grants and Awards

Learn more about initiatives from the CMS Office of Minority Health, such as the Minority Grant Research Program and Health Equity Awards.

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Data Tools

Our user-friendly data tools will help you and your community explore health disparities and help practices and health systems improve their collection of standardized demographic data.
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02/09/2023 10:41 AM