NCQA Launches Race and Ethnicity Stratification Learning Network to Advance Health Equity


Interactive website provides best practices for collecting race and ethnicity data to reduce health disparities

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today launched the Race and Ethnicity Stratification Learning Network, a free, interactive, online tool that offers data and best practices to help health plans improve how they collect race and ethnicity data on their enrollees. Improving data collection of race and ethnicity data is vital to improving health equity.

The data available in this new resource summarize the care of 20 million people enrolled in 14 health plans that reported results on 5 HEDIS measures, stratified by race and ethnicity. Best practices on the site come from NCQA's qualitative interviews of key staff at the 14 plans that compose the learning network.  

"Organizations are devoting substantial resources to support health equity, and many are eager to learn how to collect and leverage data to narrow health disparities," said Eric Schneider, MD, NCQA Executive Vice President, Quality Measurement and Research Group. "This network provides a first look at performance variation by race and ethnicity and advice on how to collect necessary data. No one has seen these quantitative and qualitative resources in one place before, and all of us at NCQA are encouraged that this information can advance health equity."

To learn more about the Race and Ethnicity Stratification Learning Network, visit

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA Accredits and Certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA's Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. The organization received the prestigious James W. Rouse Excellence in Diversity Award for demonstrating a commitment to promoting a diverse, healthy workplace. NCQA's website ( contains information to help consumers, employers and others make informed health care choices. NCQA can also be found at Twitter @ncqa, and on LinkedIn at

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