Health Plans

Solutions that help health plans advance health equity, provide high-quality care for all members, determine how health inequities influence HEDIS® measures and support contracting and regulatory requirements.

Accreditation Programs | Quality Measures | Education | Custom Solutions

Each health plan is at a different point on its health equity journey. NCQA health equity programs and initiatives are designed to help plans implement process and measurement frameworks that can reduce health inequities and provide appropriate health care and social resources to members regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic or cultural characteristics.

NCQA has been developing industry-leading health care quality and measurement programs for over 30 years. We have evolved our existing programs and built new ones to help organizations align with and share an ongoing commitment to improving the equity and quality of health care.

From Accreditation programs to measurement evolution, to custom trainings and solutions, NCQA’s health equity strategies can help health plan organizations demonstrate to their partners, regulators, business partners and members that they are committed to—and accountable for—elevating the delivery of equitable care.

Accreditation Programs

Align With Government and Contracting Partners

NCQA Health Equity Accreditation and Health Equity Accreditation Plus programs provide an actionable framework for developing structures, processes, partnerships and goals to reduce health inequities and provide culturally and linguistically appropriate health care and social resources. Earning Accreditation signals to state, federal and other partners that you align with these best practices and take steps to reduce disparities and improve health equity. Learn more about NCQA’s accreditation programs.

Quality Measures

Advance Measurement and Insights

NCQA continues to evolve quality measurement to help improve equity of care. Health plans can collect and use data—including NCQA’s HEDIS® measures stratified by race and ethnicity—to understand the cultural, linguistic and social needs of the individuals they serve and identify opportunities to improve access to high-quality, equitable care.

Learn more about our Data, Measurement, and Equity


Train & Develop Your Employees

NCQA develops courses and training to help health plans standardize knowledge across their organizations and advance health equity. We can also build training to meet specific health equity needs. Search available courses or contact us for custom training for your team.

Custom Solutions

We’ll Tailor A Solution to Your Needs

NCQA can develop solutions tailored to your organization’s needs. Drawing on NCQA’s over 30 years of measurement and quality experience, our team of experts can help you enhance measurement and enable quality improvement to advance health equity and reduce health disparities. NCQA is also looking for organizations to participate in pilot programs or research initiatives related to health equity. Contact us to learn more about opportunities.


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