Health Equity Solutions recently sent a letter to Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith and members of the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force outlining recommendations for federal guidance and regulations to tackle existing barriers to race, ethnicity, primary language, and (REL) data collection.
We recommend the following:
- Expand the discussion of disaggregated REL data collection to all federal agencies collecting REL data.
- Embed flexibility for states to tailor data collection standards to their specific demographic composition.
- Recognize individuals with multiple racial and/or ethnic identities within data collection questions.
- Disaggregate all racial and/or ethnic categories.
You can read the full letter here.