OnDemand: Health Equity Accreditation for Health Systems

Cost: $149

OnDemand: Health Equity Accreditation for Health Systems

NCQA Health Equity Accreditation supports health care organizations in evaluating and elevating the health of the populations they serve. This course will provide health systems an overview of Health Equity Accreditation, outline steps for getting started with the submission process, discuss ways to ensure survey readiness, and identify challenges and how they can be addressed.

Target Audience

  • Health plans
  • Health systems
  • Hospitals
  • Managed behavioral healthcare organizations
  • Population health organizations
  • Wellness organizations leveragers are the federal government, states and employers

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Determine the appropriate survey type for your organization.
  • Provide an overview of the survey process and outline steps for health systems to get started on the journey with Health Equity Accreditation.
  • Discuss methods to ensure survey readiness.
  • Identify standard challenges and how they may be addressed.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 PCMH CCE
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Elizabeth Ryder

Liz Ryder (She/her) is Senior Manager in Product Development at NCQA. In this role, she leads NCQA's cross-functional team tasked with identifying opportunities to embed expectations for health equity into all pursuing new opportunities to advance health equity amid a rapidly evolving health care landscape.

Chere Gregory, MD, MHS

Dr. Chere Gregory is Senior Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer for Novant Health (NH). In 2003, as the first African American woman in the United States to design and direct a neurocritical care unit, she also built the first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center in the Carolinas (2005). As a change agent, innovator, and originator, Dr. Gregory launched many NH firsts, including: a regional neurology practice, a neuroscience hospitalist team, a stroke research center, and a DHHS multi-million-dollar stroke elimination grant. As the clinical visionary for the Maya Angelou Center for Women’s Health and Wellness, she led Novant Health’s inaugural view of medicine by dimensions of diversity.
Dr. Gregory is board certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology. She received a bachelor’s degree at Brown University, Master’s in Health Finance and Management at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She was the first African American woman to complete a fellowship in neurocritical care at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

This live course grants 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) points for PCMH Certified Content Experts.  

* Please note – You must attend the entire program to be eligible for total number of contact hours.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) endorses the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education which specify that sponsors of continuing medical education activities and presenters at and planners for these activities disclose any relevant financial relationships either party might have with commercial companies whose products or services are discussed in educational presentations.

For sponsors, relevant financial relationships include large research grants, institutional agreements for joint initiatives, substantial gifts, or other relationships that benefit the institution.  For presenters or planning committee members, relevant financial relationships include the receipt of research grants from a commercial company, consultancies, honoraria, travel, or other benefits, or having a self-managed equity interest in a company; or having an immediate family member or partner with such a relationship.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Relevant financial relationships exist with the following companies/organizations:

Elizabeth Ryder: None
Chere Gregory: None

This program was developed in part by NCQA staff.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 PCMH CCE


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