Awards were presented in a special ceremony this week during the 365 Leadership Summit held at the Madison Concourse Hotel. During the program, Quartz was recognized for its efforts to achieve National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Health Equity Accreditation, which focuses on building an internal culture that supports the organization’s external health equity work, collecting data that help the organization create and offer language services and provider networks mindful of individuals’ cultural and linguistic needs, and identifying opportunities to reduce health inequities and improve care. Quartz was also recognized for its Belonging 2.0 initiative, an internal training program for Quartz employees that aims to foster inclusivity by intentionally connecting employees with one another, learning about social determinants of health, and taking action to volunteer in the community. Elizabeth Priller, Quartz Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging accepted the Business Impact Award on behalf of Quartz.
“As we accept this award, we recognize that it is not just a celebration of past accomplishments, but a call to action for the future. We pledge to continue our work, to strive for even greater levels of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging and health equity, and to expand our reach to impact even more lives,” said Priller. “Together, we can build a stronger, healthier, and more inclusive community, where everyone has the opportunity to create a life well lived.”
Quartz leaders and employees also participated in the 365 Leadership Summit, joining many of Wisconsin’s influential leaders of color to build community, address issues, and develop strategies for Wisconsin’s future. Quartz was proud to be a sponsor of the event, which featured panel discussion on crucial topics including health education and literacy and addressing disparities in health and other public services.
“Quartz is grateful to Madison 365 for holding this valuable event to bring together leaders from our communities to collaboratively address some of the most significant challenges we face,” Priller added. “We were honored to participate in this year’s 365 Leadership Summit and to be recognized among an impressive list of individuals and businesses who are making a difference in the Madison area. We want to extend our congratulations to all the other local businesses and individuals recognized in this year’s Community Choice Awards.”
You can view the full listing of 2023 365 Leadership Community Choice Award Categories and learn more about the Leadership Summit online from Madison 365.
Quartz Health Solutions, Inc. (Quartz) is jointly owned by Advocate Aurora Health, Gundersen Health System, UnityPoint Health, and UW Health. The company manages four provider-owned health insurance plans: Quartz Health Benefit Plans Corporation, Quartz Health Plan Corporation, Quartz Health Plan MN Corporation, and Quartz Health Insurance Corporation. As a third-party administrator, Quartz also services self-funded health plans. Through an extensive provider network, Quartz focuses on local, community-based health care and services for customers who live in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota. Quartz Health Solutions, Inc., Quartz Health Benefit Plans Corporation, Quartz Health Plan Corporation, Quartz Health Plan MN Corporation, and Quartz Health Insurance Corporation are separate legal entities. For more information, visit QuartzBenefits.com.
NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s website (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more-informed health care choices. NCQA can be found online at ncqa.org, on Twitter @ncqa, on Facebook at facebook.com/NCQA.org/ and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ncqa.