NCQA Multicultural Health Care Award

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<p>The Commonwealth Fund would like to inform you that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is accepting applications for its 2008 <em>Recognizing Innovation in Multicultural Health Care Award.</em> This program highlights and recognizes health plans for their exemplary efforts and demonstrated effectiveness in promoting cultural competence and addressing the health care needs of diverse members.<br><br>The initiatives submitted for awards will also inform NCQA as it develops voluntary accreditation standards to help health plans assess their efforts to address these important issues.<br><br>Award winners will be honored at an event in San Francisco on September 18, 2008. Awardees will also showcase their initiatives at a poster session and reception prior to the event, which will provide a forum for the recognition, dissemination, and collaboration of various efforts to address culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) and disparities-related issues. All are invited to attend.<br><br>Applications are available online at <a href=""></a&gt; and must be submitted by <strong>May 30, 2008.</strong> Please e-mail <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a&gt; with any questions or for more information.</p>