• Posted on February 18th, 2011

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    NQF: Call for Nominations

    The National Quality Forum is looking for nominations for a Steering Committee for Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency Consensus Standards. Nominations are due by Friday, March, 18, at 6:00 pm ET and must be submitted online through the NQF website.

  • Posted on September 18th, 2010

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    Mortality patterns among Native Hawaiians

    A University of Michigan study, led by Sela Panapasa, has found that Native Hawaiians have higher risks of death than white Americans. This is the “first known study to assess mortality patterns among Native Hawaiians at the national level, including those living outside the state of Hawaii.”

  • Posted on February 28th, 2010

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    Data-Driven Strategies for Eliminating Health Disparities

    Charting a Course for Health Care Quality Improvement: Data-Driven Strategies for Eliminating Health Disparities Thursday, March 25, 2010, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC To register, click here: http://www.healthqualityalliance.org/node/218 As our nation continues to pursue comprehensive health care reform, the need to achieve equitable and high-quality care [...]

  • Posted on February 25th, 2010

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    NHMA 14th Annual Conference

    The National Hispanic Medical Association is a long-time member of OMO’s Health Data Task Force, and OMO is more than happy to spread the word about their 14th Annual Conference. See below for more details and a link to register. NHMA 14th Annual Conference “Health Care Transformation to Improve Prevention and Health Promotion for the [...]

  • Posted on December 31st, 2009

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    For Public Comment: CMS & ONC HIT Regulations

    CMS and ONC Issue Regulations Proposing a Definition of ‘Meaningful Use’ and Setting Standards for Electronic Health Record Incentive Program. Public Encouraged to Comment on New Regulations. 60 day comment period from Dec 31, 2009. The CMS proposed rule and fact sheets, may be viewed at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/Recovery/11_HealthIT.asp.  ONC’s interim final rule may be viewed at [...]

  • New Fact Sheet on Census Numbers

    From Families USA Minority Health Initiatives… Earlier this month, the U.S. Census Bureau released the latest data on income, poverty, and health coverage. Our new fact sheet, Health Coverage in Communities of Color: Talking about the New Census Numbers takes a closer look at the latest data and finds that communities of color continue to [...]

  • Posted on September 17th, 2009

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    CPEHN Action Alert!

    Senator Max Baucus, chair of the Finance Committee, released a health reform bill yesterday that falls short of meaningful health reform. The Finance Committee bill does not treat everyone equally or ensure affordable health care for all. It fails to ask employers to share responsibility and provide health care to their workers, and does not [...]

  • September Health Data Task Force Meeting

    SEPTEMBER HEALTH DATA TASK FORCE MEETING Guest presenters: Kalahn Taylor-Clark from the Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform, Rita Carreon from America’s Health Insurance Plans, and Sarah Scholle from the NCQA will present and lead a discussion on the collection of racial and ethnic data by health plans. We will also be discussing the current political scene regarding disaggregated data collection and the [...]

  • Posted on July 19th, 2009

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    July Health Data Task Force Meeting

    JULY HEALTH DATA TASK FORCE MEETING Date: Monday, July 27, 2009 Time: Noon – 2pm EST Location: OMO/SHIRE 1776 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 615 Washington DC 20036 Conference call in will also be available. Lunch will also be provided. Please call SHIRE: 202-371-0277 if you need assistance on the day of the meeting. Email Angela [...]

  • Posted on July 19th, 2009

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    2009 National Council of La Raza Conference

    The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)is thrilled to host the 2009 NCLR Annual Conference in Chicago, a dynamic and energetic city filled with cultural attractions, world-famous museums, critically acclaimed restaurants, and diverse neighborhoods. Your attendance at Conference enables attendees to not only explore the beautiful city of Chicago, but also gives them an opportunity [...]

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