NCQA Health Equity Accreditation Plus

September 14, 2022

Early Bird rate: $399 until August 3, 2022
Regular Rate: $449 after August 3, 2022

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022; 1-4pm ET

This course is open for Pre-registration. Content will be available in September.

NCQA Health Equity Accreditation Plus

NCQA's Health Equity Accreditation Plus helps health care organizations that have implemented core Health Equity Accreditation activities establish processes and cross-sector partnerships that identify and address social risk factors in their communities and the social needs of the people they serve. This program will highlight how Health Equity Accreditation Plus builds on these activities for organizations that are more advanced and have an ongoing commitment to health equity.

Attend this live discussion to gain in-depth knowledge from the architects of the new NCQA Health Equity Accreditation Plus program. There will be an opportunity to hear more about the Health Equity Accreditation Plus program and its requirements, and ask your questions live.

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

  • Outline the fundamental principles and scope of Health Equity Accreditation Plus.
  • Determine how to define their service area and communities served as applicable for the program.
  • Describe data collection and use expectations for social needs and social risks.
  • Understand how to prioritize the social risks and social needs impacting their population and outline steps for partnering with organizations to address priorities.
  • Uncover key considerations for how to establish and maintain relationships with the communities served.
  • Become familiar with expectations to track referrals and identify opportunities to improve interventions.
  • Hear examples of how pilot participants have operationalized the standards.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 2.00 PCMH CCE
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/14/2022 - 1:01pm EDT
Event ends: 
09/14/2022 - 4:00pm EDT

Amelia Bedri, MSHA

Amelia Bedri is currently a Program Content Engineer, Product Development at the National Committee for Quality Assurance. In this position, Ms. Bedri works collaboratively to organize the direction, structure and delivery of NCQA’s Accreditation and Certification Standards and Guidelines, from concept to launch. Ms. Bedri has led the development cycle for NCQA’s Health Equity Accreditation program and acts as the subject matter expert for the product. As part of the development cycle, Ms. Bedri employs an iterative framework when drafting standards which includes continuous engagement with NCQA advisory committees, customers, and other stakeholders to inform market need, content specification and determine standard feasibility.

Prior to this role, Ms. Bedri was a Policy Manager, Accreditation Policy where she served as the product and context expert for designated Accreditation products and was responsible for providing clarification of content-specific issues for internal and external customers. This role allowed Ms. Bedri to gain a thorough understanding of how to interpret NCQA Accreditation Standards and Guidelines, the product development and maintenance cycle, and the importance of customer input.

Prior to joining NCQA, Ms. Bedri worked as the lead researcher for MedStar Health Corporation in Washington, DC, in the development of their community health needs assessment. Ms. Bedri was responsible for performing research, analyzing primary and secondary data, leading community engagement meetings, and providing recommendations for hospital resource allocation.

Ms. Bedris’ experience in the health care industry is unique, she has held numerous positions in a variety of settings: from the hospital environment to managed care, with personal home care agencies and consulting for start-ups, health systems and state health departments.

Ms. Bedri earned her MHSA from Georgetown University and graduated with summa cum laude.

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 NCQA programs and pursuing new opportunities to advance health equity amid a rapidly evolving health care landscape

This live course grants 2.0 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.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation
  • 2.00 PCMH CCE


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