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CMS Health Equity Award

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Mar 13, 2024

The CMS Health Equity Awards recognize organizations that are using the CMS Framework for Health Equity to advance health equity and reduce disparities in healthcare access, quality, and outcomes.

Awardees will be recognized at the CMS Health Equity Conference scheduled for May 29-30, 2024 in Bethesda, Maryland. Awardees are asked to participate in the conference, plan to accept the award, and come prepared to speak to their organization's role in reducing disparities.


Eligibility criteria:

  • Eligible organizations include:
    • Public and private organizations at state, local, county, and tribal levels
    • Non-governmental organizations, nonprofits, businesses, academic organizations, and those impacting health outcomes
    • Organizations that impact health outcomes, philanthropic organizations, and tribal organizations who align themselves with or promote the CMS Framework for Health Equity and the CMS Strategic Plan Pillar for Health Equity
  • Must demonstrate that they have reduced disparities in healthcare quality, access, or outcomes in the communities and populations they serve
  • Must serve at least one of the priority populations:
    • Racial and ethnic minorities
    • People with disabilities
    • Sexual and gender minorities
    • Rural populations
    • Other populations impacted by persistent poverty and inequality
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The award is honorary.

Recipients will be awarded a plaque at the Health Equity Conference. CMS will feature the awardee's work prominently on its website, and organizations will receive a badge for display on their own website, symbolizing their commitment to advancing health equity.

Application process

A link to the nomination form is available on the program website.

Email completed forms to

Tagged as
Access · Health disparities · Healthcare quality · LGBTQI+ · People with disabilities · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups

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