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Next Steps in Cancer Health Equity: Are You Ready to Engage the Medicaid Population?



05 October 2022

Gary Puckrein, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer
National Minority Quality Forum

Tammy Boyd, JD, MPH
Chief Policy Officer & Counsel, Black Women’s Health Imperative



Mary Stober Murray, MPH, Vice President, Collaborative Action Networks
National Minority Quality Forum

Links shared during webinar:
Clinical Treatment Act
(2020; 116th Congress S. 4742): https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill…

NMQF’s Diverse Cancer Communities Working Group has a pilot for a peer-to-peer online community called Representative Clinical Trials: a Collaborative Community. The platforms hosts resources, events and discussions to help individual stakeholders learn how to use tools and processes to improve clinical trial diversity and to learn how to advocate for diversity within their organizations. Contact [email protected] for more information or to schedule and RCT Collaborative Community demo.

Medicaid Expansion and Cancer Care, JAMA https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama…

You can get access to NMQF’s Cancer Indices by joining the Diverse Cancer Communities Working group. Contact [email protected] for more information or to schedule and Index demo.

Read Commentary from Gary Puckrein and Janet Woodcock in JAMA: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056…

NMQF publications related to Investigative site practices for greater inclusion in clinical trials:
http://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/… (JOP Editor’s Pick 2019)

See NMQF’s 2021 publication—by experts from @LUNGevity @CancerCare @FoxChaseCancer @mvalliance @TuftsMedSchool @bmsnews, convened by @NMQF—features insights on impactful practices to erase #cancer disparities across the care continuum, starting with screening. https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200…

Multicancer Early detection – link to AI Healthnet: https://ai-healthnet.com/leading-heal…

Nominations for the2022 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health Awards are Now Open! All nominees must be under 40 years of age by April 27, 2022. Applications must be submitted by 8:00 pm EST on February 7, 2021. Click here to apply: https://www.nmqf.org/40under40


National Minority Quality Forum is a research and educational organization dedicated to ensuring that high-risk racial and ethnic populations and communities receive optimal health care. This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization integrates data and expertise in support of initiatives to eliminate health disparities.

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