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Health Equity Accreditation Plus

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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.

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Health Equity Accreditation Plus 

NCQA’s Health Equity Accreditation Plus program helps health care organizations that have implemented core health equity 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 course highlights how Health Equity Accreditation Plus builds on the foundation of Health Equity Accreditation to support organizations that are more advanced and have an ongoing commitment to health equity. 

What You Will Learn

  • 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.

Who Should Attend

  • Health Plans
  • Health Systems 
  • Hospitals
  • Accountable Care Orgs
  • Providers
  • Managed Behavioral Healthcare Orgs 
  • Population Health Orgs
  • Wellness Orgs
  • Leveragers in the Federal Government, States and Employers 


Amelia Bedri, MSHA

Amelia Bedri is currently a Senior Program Content Engineer in Product Management at NCQA. 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 Assistant Director in Product Management 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.



Continuing Education

This live course grants 2.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) points for PCMH Certified Content Experts.

This is a non-accredited activity.

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


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:

Liz Ryder: None
Amelia Bedri: None

Additional Planning Committee Member:
Crissy Crittenden: None

This program was developed in part by NCQA staff.

This program received no commercial support.

Here is the course outline:

1. Resources

These are the materials for your course.

2. Recording

3. Evaluation

Please complete the evaluation as you feedback is important to us.

4. Attestation

Please attest to having completed this course in it's entirety in order to obtain your the credits earned and certificates. If you did not attend this session in its entirety, please contact NCQA Education to claim your credit at


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

CCE Other Certificate
Certificate of Attendance
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