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Jul 08, 2013, 15:28 ET

National Minority Quality Forum Announces Addition of PhRMA to Collaboration to Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials

 The National Minority Quality Forum (The Forum) announces that the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has...

Mar 19, 2013, 08:57 ET

National Minority Quality Forum Announces Support for Government Noninterference in Drug Price Negotiations

 The National Minority Quality Forum (The Forum) announces today its support for government noninterference in drug price negotiations for...

Feb 15, 2013, 09:06 ET

National Minority Quality Forum to Launch the National Clinical Trial Network with Microsoft

 The National Minority Quality Forum announced today a collaboration between its National Health Index (NHI) and Microsoft Corporation to...

Jun 27, 2012, 12:01 ET

The National Minority Quality Forum Launches Lead Risk Index

 Parents, healthcare providers and policy makers now have a new Web-based tool to research and better understand the risk for lead...

Apr 25, 2012, 10:55 ET

Experts Call for Consumer-Oriented Healthcare System, Recognize Champions at National Health Disparities Summit

Senator Daniel Akaka, Rep. Ruben Hinojosa and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Honored  The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) in...

Apr 20, 2012, 14:32 ET

National Summit Addresses Disparities in Healthcare

Focus Includes Childhood Obesity, Teen Health and Clinical Trial Networks The National Summit on Health Disparities is hosted by the...

Mar 01, 2012, 08:30 ET

National Minority Quality Forum Urges Congress to Abolish IPAB

 Dr. Gary A. Puckrein, President and CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum, today released the following statement of concern regarding...

Sep 20, 2011, 10:00 ET

National Minority Quality Forum Asks Administration to Abandon IPAB, Releases Five-Point Roadmap to a Consumer-Oriented Healthcare System

In response to the fundamentally flawed ideas that are imbedded in the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), the National Minority Quality...

Aug 10, 2011, 11:30 ET

Prescription-Drug Plans' Use of Specialty Tiers Promotes Inequalities

Issue Brief Questions Increased Use of Tiered Cost Sharing In a just-released National Minority Quality Forum Issue Brief (Specialty Tiering:...

Jul 28, 2011, 11:32 ET

National Minority Quality Forum Launches the Hepatitis C Index

New tool to help identify areas for increased education and screening for hepatitis C In recognition of World Hepatitis Day, the National...

May 31, 2011, 09:54 ET

National Minority Quality Forum Launches the U.S. HIV/AIDS Index

Novel internet-based resource maps HIV and AIDS by congressional district Seven of ten congressional districts with highest HIV/AIDS prevalence...

Apr 13, 2011, 12:00 ET

National Health Disparities Summit Recognizes Champions Fighting for Health Equity

-- Senator Harry Reid and Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi Honored; U.S. Diabetes Index Featured The National Minority Quality Forum and the...

Mar 15, 2011, 15:43 ET

The U.S. Diabetes Index: Mapping the Diabetes Community

Measuring Prevalence, Outcomes and Cost The National Minority Quality Forum and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, in collaboration with...

Mar 10, 2011, 14:36 ET

U.S. Diabetes Index Maps Diabetes Crisis at Community Level

Index Shows 80% of the diabetes population resides in 20% of ZIP codes The following was released today by the National Minority Quality...

Feb 04, 2011, 11:40 ET

National Minority Quality Forum Launches the Lung Cancer Atlas

77% of all lung cancer cases reside in less than 20% of all zip codes In recognition of World Cancer Day, the National Minority Quality Forum...

Oct 27, 2010, 14:00 ET

National Minority Quality Forum Launches Atlas That Maps MRSA 'Super Bug'

Atlas Shows Hot Spots of the Deadliest of Infectious Diseases Gary A. Puckrein, Ph.D., CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum, and Gary...

Oct 22, 2010, 08:00 ET

National Minority Quality Forum Launches Atlas That Maps MRSA 'Super Bug'

Atlas Shows "Super Bug" Hot Spots Gary A. Puckrein, Ph.D., CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum, and Gary Doern, Ph.D., nationally...

Apr 19, 2010, 12:13 ET

Novel Web-Based Resource Could Help Close Gap of Minority Enrollment in Clinical Trials

On Monday, April 19, the National Minority Quality Forum (the Forum), a research and educational nonprofit focusing on reducing health disparities,...

Mar 12, 2010, 12:23 ET

Statement From Reverend Al Sharpton, Former Congressman J.C. Watts, and Dr. Gary A. Puckrein on the Meeting Between the Congressional Black Caucus and the White House

Reverend Al Sharpton, Former Congressman J.C. Watts, and Dr. Gary A. Puckrein released the following statement.  "We applaud the steps taken...

Jan 14, 2010, 11:38 ET

Reverend Al Sharpton, Former Congressman J.C. Watts, and Dr. Gary A. Puckrein of the National Minority Quality Forum Stand Together for Equity in Health Care Quality and Access

Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network,  Former Congressman J.C. Watts, and Dr. Gary A. Puckrein, President of the...