Data Strategy & Quality Resources

Best Practices for collecting race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability data

A key strategy in promoting health equity is to establish and implement standards for data collection. Data are essential to identify disparities, set priorities, and measure progress. Using best practices in collecting demographic data, such as race, ethnicity, and language (REAL), sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), and disability status will yield data that is accurate, reliable, and affirms the identity and experience of patients.

MSHIELD Data For Equity 1-Pager.pdf

Data Strategy 1-pager

Download a one-pager describing our efforts to strengthen health equity-focused data across the CQI portfolio.