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An Environmental Scan of Health Equity Measures and a Conceptual Framework for Measure Development 

Date of Publication:
JUN 2017
Associated Project:
Disparities Project
With funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Quality Forum (NQF) convened a multistakeholder Committee to develop recommendations on how performance measurement and its associated policy levers can be used to eliminate disparities in health and healthcare. The Disparities Standing Committee will develop its recommendations by focusing on selected conditions as case studies: cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic kidney disease, infant mortality/low birthweight, and mental illness. Disparities within these conditions will be reviewed based on the social risk factors outlined in the 2016 National Academy of Medicine (NAM) report, Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Medicare Payment: Identifying Social Risk Factors. In this third report, the Disparities Standing Committee will performed an environmental scan of performance measures and assessed gaps in measures that can be used to assess the extent to which stakeholders are deploying effective interventions to reduce disparities.