How Employers Can Drive Improvements
Employer Health Equity: A Call to Action
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has long studied and sought ways to address the challenge of health equity. In 2011, NCQA created its Distinction in Multicultural Health Care program, which highlights the need to collect data on demographics and social determinants of health (SDOH) and to ensure the provision of culturally appropriate care. The program serves as a roadmap for health plans and health partners to address health disparities.
Employers that want to improve health equity for their employees can take steps to drive industry improvements. This report can help them understand the issues surrounding health equity and how to leverage existing standards to address disparities.