Promoting Health In Diverse Communities Through Data Analytics And Education

Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity


Pilot Flu Vaccination Program in Baltimore City
and Prince George’s County

The National Minority Quality Forum’s Center for Sustainable Health Care
Quality and Equity (SHC) has joined forces with the Baltimore City
Health Department, the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns
Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the University of Maryland
School of Public Health, along with local churches including Liberty Grace
Church to offer flu vaccine clinics.

Read more here.

An ASCO, Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP)
publication 1 received the 2019 JOP
editor’s pick award as it was
among the 5 most read articles... (read more)

Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP)
receives 2019 JOP editor's pick

Diverse Cancer Working Group

Our Mission

To promote sustainable healthy communities, especially those with diverse and underserved
populations, through the provision of actionable data, research, and engagement/training
of clinicians and community leaders.



  • Cancer Working Group
    Among diverse groups and medically underserved populations, cancer is diagnosed at a later stage...
  • SHC and Cardiovascular Disease
    CVD remains the number cause of death of Americans disproportionately impacting many racial and...
  • SHC and Diabetes
    Diabetes is a large and growing public health emergency, especially among people of color...
  • SHC and Influenza Vaccine Equity
    Flu vaccination, generally, and especially among blacks and Hispanic and other non-white populations, is...

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QIE, Clinical Trials and Advocacy

  • SHC works with a network of experts to develop a range of reports suited to the needs of the client, ranging from confidential white papers to journal publications and powerpoint presentations.
  • SHC staff are known for their development of innovative and impactful quality and education programs targeting patients, community leaders, and health care teams.
  • "We are thankful"
    “This working group ... has been instrumental in publishing best practices ... and look forward to our continued collaboration to improve cancer care across the entire continuum of care.”
    John H. O’Neill, Jr., DO
    Internal Medicine, Christiana Care Health System
  • "Amazing results"
    “The SHC team of of experts developed a range of reports customized to fit out needs perfectly.”
    Helen Arteaga
    Assistant Vice President Plaza Del Sol
  • "SHC has been a delight"
    "SHC has been a delight to work with on a number of quality improvement projects. The innovative thinking and proactive modeling and method designing really stands out in my research endeavors. The...
    Gregory A. Hood
  • "Inspirational Results"
    "It is my pleasure to participate in the DRIVE influenza vaccination practice-based quality improvement programs ... and the results we are seeing are inspirational."
    John H. O'Neill, Jr., DO
    Internal Medicine Christiana Care Health System
  • "Dedicated Team"
    "SHC has provided the resources and skills to help our FQHC to meet our goals of protecting our patients from influenza. They are great mentors and partners"
    Luther Clark, MD and Michelle Vichnin, MD