Promoting Health Equity Through the Education of Clinicians and Community Leaders
Clinical teams partner with SHC to implement quality improvement and community engagement projects in underserved communities.Learn More
Trusted voices in the community are ESSENTIAL partners in promoting health equity, engaging and educating diverse and underserved populations as well as connecting them to social determinants of health needs and health care. SHC programs engage churches, barbers and hair stylists, and community pharmacists in these activities.Learn More
Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity (SHC)
SHC programs focus on health care in underserved and vulnerable communities, including people of color, rural populations, older adults, children, people with disabilities, and people with limited financial means, health literacy, and other social risks, identified through NMQF’s state-of-the-art health geographic information system (GIS).
The National Minority Quality Forum’s (NMQF’s) Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity (SHC) provides clinical teams and community leaders education, training and support in:
Identifying gaps in health care and outcomes for all disease conditions, and
Implementing evidence-based quality improvement education and community- and patient-engagement.
Applying the rapid cycle improvement and collective impact model, SHC promotes patient-centered, team-based care that respects the clinicians, patients, and caregivers in achieving high quality and equitable health outcomes.Learn More
Programs & Initiatives
The National Minority Quality Forum’s (NMQF’s) Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity (SHC) provides clinical teams and community leaders education, training and support.
Our Diabetes Working Group and Equity Task Force and Faith Health Alliance Advisory Council work tirelessly to eliminate health disparities and advocate for equitable health care to communities of color through the expertise and talents of professionals, advocates, and industry partners.Learn more
Quality Improvement and DRIVE
Quality Improvement and DRIVE programs sustainably promote health equity through clinician education, quality improvement, and community engagement.Learn more
Pharmacists can play a critical role in promoting health and providing health care in underserved communities of color.Learn more
Community partners are essential in promoting health equity and engaging diverse populations regarding their health.Learn more
Our Success Stories
The West Oakland Health Council is a hub of health serving black and brown communities throughout Oakland, CA. We strive to deliver high quality health education and health promotion in culturally and linguistically appropriate approaches for our diverse patient population. We aim to meet our patients where they are, and through our QIE project with NMQF’s SHC, we educated and connected patients to nutrient dense foods to affect positive health outcomes and lifestyles. We continuously advocate for increased access to equitable health care and nutrient dense foods to promote whole person care.
Our Federally Qualified Health Center worked with the DRIVE program through NMQF’s SHC. Their staff is passionate, engaging, and innovative in their mission to increase health equity through flu immunizations, among other health priorities. Our team was given access to coaching and brainstorming sessions to plan an effective campaign to increase immunizations at our organization. We were also provided with the highest quality resources including subject matter experts to provide education for our providers and patients. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience, collaborating for the common goal of increasing awareness of the importance of flu vaccinations!
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