Disparities and inequities prevent individuals and communities from achieving optimal health. The need for policymakers and private organizations to connect, collaborate and act to improve health equity nationwide is stronger than ever. We recognize the impact of an aligned and coordinated health equity vision, as evident in California, the first state to prioritize quality and equity by aligning its public health care purchasers and regulators. 

People need the proper care at the right time. As a catalyst for change, NCQA is launching the Health Equity Forum to convene state officials, advocates and health care providers, and showcase the blueprint for creating and implementing statewide health equity strategies.