Learn How: Novant Health Is Advancing Health Equity Initiatives

“We are now better positioned to equitably provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services and education to all populations, and address barriers to social needs of the communities we serve.“

—Chere M. Gregory, MD MHS, Senior Vice President & Chief Health Equity Officer, Novant Health

Improving health equity requires engagement and partnerships across the entire health care industry as well as with industry stakeholders such as employers, regulators and community-based organizations. NCQA Health Equity Accreditation and Health Equity Accreditation Plus are a guidebook for health systems, health plans and other care organizations to advance health equity.

NCQA’s Health Equity Accreditation Plus has helped Novant Health strengthen its community-based partnerships to address social risks and improve patient engagement.

How can Health Equity Accreditation Plus benefit your organization?

  • Help reduce inequities. Use it as a framework for collecting data on race, ethnicity, language, gender identity and sexual orientation to identify the unique needs of your membership.
  • Support contracting. Use it as a distinguishing factor for demonstrating to payers, regulators and business partners that you are committed and accountable for elevating health equity.
  • Monitor improvement. Improve culturally and linguistically appropriate services offered to members, determine gaps in care, create and implement solutions accordingly.
  • Align staff and leadership. Establish standardized structures, processes and goals that align the entire organization and its work culture with principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Learn more today. Fill out the form at right to receive information about this program and to speak with an NCQA program expert.