About the Institute
National Minority Quality Forum established the Institute for Equity in Health Policy and Practice in response to the forward-looking consensus that equity must become integral to the American health services research, delivery and financing system.
Our focus areas are HIV/Hepatitis, Dementia/Alzheimers, Immunization, Triple-Negative Breast Cancer and Breain Health. For more information about our Brain Health Initiative please visit The National Alliance for Brain Health and Awareness.
The Institute enables collaborations that harness the political and economic will that is amassing in response to the realization that structural and systemic inequity is the proximate cause of amenable and avoidable morbidity and premature mortality. The legacy of this structural inequity is a health system that is unable to meet the needs of the diverse American population. The evidence of this inability is found in scientific research and quality metrics that ignore patient variability, in health care policies that promote disparities, and in poor health outcomes and medical errors for an increasing number Americans.
The Institute facilitates information exchange, educational efforts and consensus building regarding policy options that are supportive of a 21st century re-envisioning of a health system that reduces patient risk and sustains the health and well-being of families and communities.