Second Annual CMS Health Equity Conference: Key Takeaways - McDermott+Consulting

Second Annual CMS Health Equity Conference: Key Takeaways

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently hosted its second annual CMS Health Equity Conference on May 29 – 30, 2024, focusing on the theme “sustaining health equity through action.” The event was a significant gathering of more than 600 in-person attendees and more than 5,000 virtual participants, including leaders from federal agencies, healthcare providers, academia and community organizations.

The conference explored the progress of health equity initiatives and future strategies, highlighting advancements in health equity, particularly in maternal healthcare and mental health integration. The event also provided a unique opportunity for CMS leadership to highlight the numerous steps that have been taken to address and prioritize health equity and it allowed CMS and other industry stakeholders to hear from each other regarding creative approaches to address the challenges and priorities of health equity in the United States.

Read on for key takeaways from the conference, including plenary sessions, breakout sessions, poster presentations and specific initiatives, as CMS furthers its commitment to achieve health equity.