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Vision. The Forum strives to prepare the health system in the United States to provide optimal health care for a diverse society. Our Conversation Today. To inform about the Forum’s unique capacity to define chronic disease at the zip code level
Vision. The Forum strives to prepare the health system in the United States to provide optimal health care for a diverse society.
To inform about the Forum’s unique capacity to define
chronic disease at the zip code level
To support the Diabetes Care Project in South Texas
National Minority Quality Forum
A DC-based, healthcare organization dedicated to the elimination of health disparities.
The Forum has developed a comprehensive database comprised of over 800 million patient records to define disease prevalence, costs, and outcomes at the zip code level.
Our database is used to inform, support, and catalyze advocacy, educational, marketing, and public relations activities
Disease Based Indexes
We consolidate these data by zip code into user-friendly, web-based disease indexes.
Map any chronic disease by prevalence, cost, outcomes, co morbidities, socioeconomic status, Rx drug use, etc. for any
state, MSA, congressional and state legislative districts
Define where the unmet needs exist by identifying undiagnosed and uncontrolled populations
Health Care Market Has Structure
There are geographical bound health care market places in the United States that exhibit stable consumption patterns from one year to the next.
Stable Consumption Patterns
Forces that Shape Markets
These consumption patterns are the product of consistencies in the incidence and prevalence of diseases, underlying consistencies in patient response to those diseases, practices variation, and uniformity in the ways in which the health care financing and delivery system responds to patient needs.
Consumption Patterns Can be Shaped
This stability is knowable, predictable and algorithms can be built that can anticipate consumption patterns.
Health Care in the 21st Century
The Value Proposition
An understanding of these consumption patterns can improve management of health care resources.
Contribution of each year 2000 cluster to the overall cost of inpatient care
Support marketing activities
Support advocacy efforts
Support publication strategies
Support public relations
Support clinical research
Diabetes in South Texas, Prevalence
Defining uncontrolled diabetes by the numbers (National, South Texas)
South Texas Diabetes Reporter
National Minority Health Month:
A Pacing Event