National Minority Quality Forum's Health Disparities Summit Receives Broad Support

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WASHINGTON, April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Minority Quality Forum has received broad support—from

foundations, hospitals, nonprofit organizations, insurers, technology companies, and the pharmaceutical industry—for this year's Leadership Summit on Health Disparities. This is the Forum's 15th Annual Summit, which will be held on Monday, April 16,
and Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Washington DC's Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. This year's theme is "Bridging the Equity Gap across the Lifespan to Achieve Sustainable Healthy Communities." Meetings will focus on tools to build healthy communities and programs to make communities resilient.

"I am extremely excited to see how the Summit has grown to such a large event over the years," said Gary Puckrein, PhD, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Forum. "It is one of the few events that speaks to solutions for health disparities and works to build sustainable healthy communities."

Brandon Garrett, Chief Operating Officer of the Forum, adds: "I am thrilled by the diversity of speakers and supporters of the Summit. Organizations from across the health-care space are all supporting—from foundations to hospitals to retailers to insurers to the pharmaceutical industry."

The Forum is grateful to the following organizations for their support in building sustainable healthy communities:

Aetna FoundationAmerican Academic Health SystemAmerican Association of Medical CollegesAmerican Medical AssociationAmgen, Inc.Astellas Pharma, US, Inc.Baxter HealthcareBiogen Inc.Centene CorporationDaVitaGilead Sciences, Inc.GlaxoSmithKlineGlobal Blood TherapeuticsHealth Care Service CorporationHealth Research & Educational TrustHoward University HospitalJohnson & JohnsonLilly & CompanyLupus Research AllianceMedtronicMerckOry Capital PartnersOtsukaPfizerPhRMASandozSusan G. Komen FoundationWalgreens

The Forum organized its first Summit in 2003. Now, 15 years later, the Summit continues to focus on understanding and eliminating disparities and building sustainable healthy communities. To register, please click here.

About the Forum: The National Minority Quality Forum assists health-care providers, professionals, administrators, researchers, policymakers, and community and faith-based organizations in delivering appropriate health care to minority communities. This assistance is based on science, research, and analysis that will lead to the effective organization and management of system resources to improve the quality and safety of health care for the entire US population, including minorities.

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