Sustainable Healthy Communities

National Minority Quality Forum awarded Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation grant to promote lung cancer screening in rural Kentucky

Builds on initiative promoting equity in cancer research, screening, treatment, and outcomes

December 1, 2017—New data from the National Minority Quality Forum indicate that 77% of all lung cancer cases reside in 20% of all zip codes. Lung cancer is the second-most-commonly-diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths, with marked demographic and regional variations.

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Diabetes Working Group and Equity Task Force Formed to Highlight the Needs of Underserved Patients

Leading Patient Advocates, Experts, Institutions, and Research Innovators Join to Promote Equitable and Comprehensive Diabetes Care


November 30, 2017—Sustainable Healthy Communities (SHC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF)—one of the nation’s leading advocates for health equity—has partnered with some of the nation’s leading advocacy groups, experts, academic institutions, and innovators to promote equitable, community-based and patient-centered care for those suffering from diabetes, co-morbid illness, and inadequate access and resources.

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SHC to Broadly Expand Health Data Mapping and Education

National Minority Quality Forum Announces Creation of New Company, Sustainable Healthy Communities, LLC (SHC)

SHC to Broadly Expand Health Data Mapping and Education, Promoting Health Equity and Strategic Resource Management


Washington, DC, December 16, 2016 – The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) announced today the creation of Sustainable Healthy Communities, LLC (SHC), a pioneering company dedicated to providing big data analytics, mapping, and education to measure and improve population health in every community. The SHC business model is built on the premise that critical intelligence is required for health care systems, research organizations, policy-makers, clinicians, and the public to work toward sustainable improvements in patient outcomes at the community level.

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