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CMS Health Equity Award

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS Office of Minority Health
Nov 15, 2019

The CMS Health Equity Award is an honorary award to recognize an organization that demonstrates a commitment to health equity by reducing disparities among the CMS beneficiaries they serve, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and those living in rural areas.

The focus for the award in 2020 will be on organizations who can demonstrate they have reduced disparities in healthcare quality, access, or outcomes between two or more groups.


Eligible awardees include all CMS partner and stakeholder organizations, including but not limited to:

  • Quality Innovation Networks-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs)
  • Beneficiary and Family Centered Care-Quality Improvement Organizations (BFCC-QIOs)
  • Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIINs)
  • Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) Networks
  • End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks
  • Hospitals
  • State Medicaid agencies
  • Health plans
  • Model participants
  • Provider groups and organizations
  • All other organizations who work with CMS beneficiaries and their providers
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This is an honorary award. One entity will be awarded in early 2020 and additional awardees may be selected later in the year at the discretion of CMS.

Application process

Nomination forms should be emailed to by November 15, 2019.

Tagged as
Access · Health disparities · Healthcare quality · LGBTQ+ · Medicaid · Medicare · Minorities · People with disabilities · Population health

Organizations (1)

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