Kaiser Family Foundation January 31, 2023
Samantha Artiga, Drishti Pillai

Data are a cornerstone for efforts to advance health equity. How we ask for, analyze, and report information on race and ethnicity affects our ability to understand the racial and ethnic composition of our nation’s population and our ability to identify and address racial disparities in health and health care. The accuracy and precision of such data has important implications for identifying needs and directing resources and efforts to address those needs.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released initial proposals to update the minimum standards for collecting and presenting data on race and ethnicity for all federal reporting. The release of these proposals represents the next step in an ongoing process to update the standards in ways...

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