The Institute for Equity will enable 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. membership recruitment is focused on organizations that have a vested interest in advancing the Institute’s values.
For additional information about the NMQF Institute for Equity in Health Policy and Practice, please contact Gretchen Wartman.