POLICY LINK WEBINAR: Counting a Diverse Nation: Disaggregating Data on Race and Ethnicity to Advance a Culture of Health and Equity
How we measure America’s rapidly expanding diversity has critical implications for the health of the nation. Too often, the data used to drive policymaking, allocate resources, and combat health disparities is based on broad racial and ethnic categories. Understanding population groups at detailed levels is essential for addressing disparities in chronic diseases, access to care and insurance, and the economic and environmental factors that determine health outcomes.
Commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, PolicyLink tapped into a multidisciplinary network of researchers, advocates, and policymakers to provide assessments and recommendations in a newly released report (PDF: 74 pages).
A panel of speakers will discuss tools and strategies to improve data, as well as the challenges of putting best practices into action. Dr. Carmela Alcántara, a CSSW associate professor who was co-principal investigator for the Latinx health data disaggregation project, will be a commentator.
Speakers: • Victor Rubin (moderator) • Meghan Maury, National LGBTQ Task Force and National Advisory Committee to the U.S. Census Bureau • Kathy Ko Chin, API American Health Forum • Adrian Dominguez, Urban Indian Health Institute • Tina Kauh, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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