On December 3, 2014 at the QualityNet conference, the CMS Office of Minority Health (OMH) unveiled its role in improving health care quality and health outcomes among minority and disadvantaged populations enrolled in the Medicare program and those enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid. CMS OMH is contracting with National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago to establish strategic direction and test specific interventions consistent with this role. To carry out this task, NORC is working with several partners that offer complementary expertise and experience.

Delmarva Foundation, which recently served at the Disparities National Coordination Center for CMS in the 10th Scope of Work, has been privileged to be one of the partners working with NORC. “We are delighted to be a part of this team and appreciate the opportunity to remain a leading expert resource in the disparities arena,” said Dr. Barbara Levin of the Population Health Center at Delmarva Foundation.