The National Quality Forum is looking for nominations for a Steering Committee for Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency Consensus Standards. “This two-phase project will endorse measures that specifically address disparities across settings and populations, cultural competency, and identify disparities-sensitive measure sets and gaps within the NQF portfolio of endorsed standards.”

More About the Project

The Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency Consensus Standards project seeks to expand on NQF’s previous work where a set of criteria to evaluate disparities-sensitive measures was identified and 35 disparity-sensitive measures for the ambulatory care setting were endorsed (National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Ambulatory Care – Measuring Healthcare Disparities). This project will begin with a commissioned paper outlining the methodological concerns with measuring disparities, such as implications of risk adjustment and stratification, unintended consequences of public reporting, and data collection; and revising the NQF disparities-sensitive evaluation criteria. This commissioned paper will help inform future efforts on developing and endorsing performance measures for disparities and cultural competency.

Nominations are due by Friday, March, 18, at 6:00 pm ET and must be submitted online through the NQF website.

For more information and to submit your nominations, click here

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