Category Archives: Demographic Data

The Baseline for Advancing Equity

Collecting data from patients about their income, education, race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, health literacy and other demographic information will enable health care providers and systems to better understand individual patient needs as well as identify and address disparities at a population level.

Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center: Opportunities for Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations to Advance Health Equity

This report summarizes the work to date and identifies future opportunities for Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) to advance health equity as part of their health system transformation activities. CCOs are obligated to identify and pursue opportunities to advance health … Continue reading

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National Quality Forum: Request for Comments on Draft Report on Healthcare Disparities Measurement

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has released a draft report, A Roadmap to Reduce Health and Healthcare Disparities through Measurement. The report was developed by NQF Standing Committee on Disparities, and was funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid … Continue reading

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ACT TODAY: Send Comments to Office of Management and Budget Supporting Disaggregated Race and Ethnicity Data

This coming Sunday April 30 is the deadline for submitting comments to the Office of Management and Budget in support of its proposed changes to the federal classifications of race and ethnicity data that include additional disaggregation of each race … Continue reading

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Office of Management and Budget: Request for Additional Comments on Changes to Standards for Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity

The Office of Management and Budget has published a second request for comments about potential changes to the 1997 standards for maintaining, collecting, and presenting federal data on race and ethnicity. Similar to its first request of comments published in September … Continue reading

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Office of Management and Budget: Request for Comments on Federal Standards for Race and Ethnicity

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking public comments on several long-awaited changes to the 1997 federal standards for collecting and reporting race and ethnicity: 1) to allow a combined Hispanic/Latino “ethnicity” question with the “race” question so … Continue reading

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Office for Minority Health: Compendium of State-Level Activities and Legislation on National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) has published a compendium of state-sponsored activities and an interactive map listing state legislative activities implementing its National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS). … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Health Equity: Making CLAS Happen

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Health Equity has published an updated guide to implementation of the national culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) standards developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority … Continue reading

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Institute of Medicine: Framing the Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity to Advance Health Equity

The Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, in coordination with the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities, conducted a workshop on February 4, 2016 on framing the dialogue on race and ethnicity … Continue reading

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Healthy People 2020: Request for Comments on New Objectives

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting comments regarding new objectives proposed to be added to Healthy People 2020 since the last public comment period in fall 2014. Healthy People 2020 will continue to provide opportunities … Continue reading

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Office of National Coordinator for Health IT: Draft 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory

The Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has issued a draft of its 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory. While the standards and implementation specifications included in the advisory may be adopted in regulation (already or in the future), required … Continue reading

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