NHC & NMQF Health Equity Consensus Statement

Last week, the National Health Council (NHC) and National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) released a Consensus Statement. We are proud to announce that the OI Foundation is one of the 58 Voluntary Health Agency member organizations that signed the Statement.

The Consensus Statement serves as a public commitment to reduce inequities within the health care system. Specifically, we are committing to: 

  • Promote an inclusive, equitable, accessible, and high-quality care delivery system; 
  • Advocate for equitable access to affordable and comprehensive health insurance coverage; 
  • Partner with organizations that have a track record in addressing social determinants of health to reduce health disparities; and 
  • Collaborate with the biomedical and health-services research and the health economics ecosystem to support equity in development and valuation of new and innovative treatments and services. This includes the collection and reporting of demographic factors in research to include race, disability status, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation and gender identity, and other factors to help identify and eliminate biases. 

Click here to read the full Consensus Statement on Health Equity.