February 22, 2024
By NMQF Staff
For Immediate Release
8 April 2019 | WASHINGTON, DC
47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 16th Annual National Minority Quality Forum Summit on Health Disparities
Vice President Joe Biden will be attending and presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th Annual National Minority Quality Forum Summit on Health Disparities Tuesday April 9th at the Washington, DC Ritz-Carlton. It will be open to the media, instructions are included below.
Vice President Joe Biden will be honored at the National Minority Quality Forum’s 16th Annual Summit on Health Disparities with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards gala will be held Tuesday, April 9th 2019 at 7:00 PM in Washington, DC to acknowledge those who have taken a lead role in changing the landscape as it pertains to ending health care disparities across the country. The Annual National Summit on Health Disparities is designed to educate and assist attendees in delivering quality care to diverse populations across the nation.
Vice President Biden has been a great advocate for our country’s most vulnerable. His dedication to research and improvements in the health care field through the Biden Cancer Initiative is unmatched.
During the conference, attendees, including health care providers, professionals, administrators, researchers, policy makers, community and faith-based organizations, will participate in panel discussions and learn from experts in health and health care disparities.
“We could think of no other person to award this prestigious honor. His leadership and dedication to end health disparities from leading on the passage and support of the Affordable Care Act, to the Cancer Moonshot, to the Biden Cancer Initiative is truly unprecedented. And, are just a few of the reasons the National Minority Quality Forum is privileged to honor him with the Lifetime Achievement Award.” Gary A Puckrein, PhD, Founder, President & CEO, National Minority Quality Forum.
Vice President Biden: “We cannot accept disparities in cancer outcomes by race, by gender, or by zip code. The National Minority Quality Forum is leading the way in helping eliminate these disparities. The “Cancer Index” that they released last fall at the Biden Cancer summit is just one example of the resources being brought to bear to help underserved communities that need it. I’m honored to receive this award from them.”
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Location: Ritz Carlton West End
1150 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20037
Press Entrance: Ballroom Entrance (proceed down staircase to Press check-in table)
Press Arrival: Begins 5:30pm
Event Begins: 7:00pm
Throw: 50 feet
RSVPs are closed.
(Reporter, TV Camera, Photog, etc.) MEDIA OUTLET, PHONE AND EMAIL for each person planning to cover the event to 2019SummitRegistrar(at)Nmqf.org by Tuesday, April 9 at 12:00 PM EDT. At the event, you will be required to wear your outlet’s media credential at all times, either around the neck or pinned to clothing.
About the National Minority Quality Forum
The National Minority Quality Forum assists health care providers, professionals, administrators, researchers, policymakers, and community and faith-based organizations in delivering appropriate health care to minority communities. This assistance is based on providing the evidence in the form of science, research, and analysis that will lead to the effective organization and management of system resources to improve the quality and safety of health care for the entire U.S. population, including minorities.
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