The NMQF Institute for Equity membership recruitment is focused on organizations that have a vested interest in advancing the following values:


  • A system of care that provides clinicians with maximum flexibility in responding to patient needs and preference, including diagnosis and treatment guidelines, prescription drug formularies, performance measures and payment models;
  • Research designs that assure the statistically-significant inclusion of all affected population cohorts;
  • The collection, analysis and publication of data that identify and monitor diagnosis and treatment inequities in geographic areas and population cohorts;
  • Increased transparency and empowerment of patients, beneficiaries and healthcare consumers through enhanced monitoring and evaluation of the outcomes associated with promulgated policy and regulation, and wide-spread dissemination of the findings;
  • The creation of standards of care that are based upon data and evidence reflecting all U.S. population and patient cohorts;
  • The need to assure that access models not create disincentives for quality improvement or incentives to constrain access to the most efficacious therapeutic options; and
  • The imperative that all health and awareness initiatives be imbued with the values of equity and social justice.

For additional information contact:

Gretchen C. Wartman
Vice President for Policy and Program
Director, Institute for Equity in Health Policy and Practice
National Minority Quality Forum