2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Acknowledgments

The National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR) is the product of collaboration among agencies from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), other federal departments, and the private sector. Many individuals guided and contributed to this effort. Without their magnanimous support, the report would not have been possible.

Specifically, we thank:

Primary AHRQ Staff: Sharon Arnold, Jeff Brady, Erin Grace, Karen Chaves, Nancy Wilson, Darryl Gray, Barbara Barton, Doreen Bonnett, and Irim Azam.

HHS Interagency Workgroup for the QDR: Girma Alemu (HRSA), Nancy Breen (NIH-NIMHD), Victoria Cargill (NIH), Hazel Dean (CDC), Kirk Greenway (IHS), Chris Haffer (CMS-OMH), Edwin Huff (CMS), DeLoris Hunter (NIH-NIMHD), Sonja Hutchins (CDC), Ruth Katz (ASPE), Shari Ling (CMS), Darlene Marcoe (ACF), Tracy Matthews (HRSA), Ernest Moy (CDC-NCHS), Curt Mueller (HRSA), Ann Page (ASPE), Kathleen Palso (CDC-NCHS), D.E.B Potter (ASPE), Asel Ryskulova (CDC-NCHS), Adelle Simmons (ASPE), Marsha Smith (CMS), Caroline Taplin (ASPE), Emmanuel Taylor (NCI), Nadarajen Vydelingum (NIH-NCI), Barbara Wells (NIH-NHLBI), and Ying Zhang (IHS).

QDR Team: Irim Azam (CQuIPS), Barbara Barton (CQuIPS), Doreen Bonnett (OC), Cecilia Casale (OEREP), Xiuhua Chen (SSS), Frances Chevarley (CFACT), James Cleeman (CQuIPS), Diane Cousins (CQuIPS), Noel Eldridge (CQuIPS), Camille Fabiyi (OEREP), Zhengyi Fang (SSS), Ann Gordon (BAH), Erin Grace (CQuIPS), Darryl Gray (CQuIPS), Kevin Heslin (CDOM), Bara Hur (BAH), Anil Koninty (SSS), Lan Liang (CFACT), Emily Mamula (BAH), Kamila Mistry (OEREP), Atlang Mompe (SSS), Heather Plochman (BAH), Susan Raetzman (Truven), Margie Shofer (CQuIPS), Lily Trofimovich (SSS), and Nancy Wilson (CQuIPS).

HHS Data Experts: Cuong Bui (HRSA), Lara Bull (CDC), Frances Chevarley (AHRQ), Robin Cohen (CDC-NCHS), Joann Fitzell (CMS), Elizabeth Goldstein (CMS), Irene Hall (CDC-HIV), Norma Harris (CDC-HIV), Jessica King (NPCR), Amanda Lankford (CDC), Denys Lau (CDC-NCHS), Lan Liang (AHRQ), Sharon Liu (SAMHSA), Marlene Matosky (HRSA), Tracy Matthews (HRSA), Robert Morgan (CMS), Richard Moser (NIH-NCI), Kathleen Palso (CDC-NCHS), Robert Pratt (CDC), Neil Russell (SAMHSA), Asel Ryskulova (CDC-NCHS), Alek Sripipatana (HRSA), Reda Wilson (CDC-ONDIEH-NCCDPHP), Emily Zammitti (CDC-NCHS), and Xiaohong (Julia) Zhu (HRSA).

Other Data Experts: Mark Cohen (ACS NSQIP), Ashley Eckard (University of Michigan), Sheila Eckenrode (MPSMS-Qualidigm), Michael Halpern (American Cancer Society), Clifford Ko (ACS NSQIP), Vivian Kurtz (University of Michigan), Robin Padilla (University of Michigan KECC), Bryan Palis (NCDB, American College of Surgeons), and Yun Wang (MPSMS-Qualidigm).

Other AHRQ Contributors: Cindy Brach, Iris Mabry-Hernandez, Edwin Lomotan, Karen Migdail, Pamela Owens, Wendy Perry, Mary Rolston, Bruce Seeman, Randie Siegel, and Michele Valentine.

Data Support Contractors: Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), Social & Scientific Systems (SSS), Truven Health Analytics, and Westat, Inc.

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