Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

Oregon Adopts Landmark Data Standards for Race

APANO applauds new rules designed to improve the health and welfare in Oregon

APANO applauds the release of final rules governing how race, ethnicity, language and disability status are collected by the Oregon Health Authority and Department of Human Services.  The rules feature new culturally competent practices and uniform procedures that are designed to improve data collection and inform solutions to achieve health equity in Oregon.  An implementation plan will be presented to the Oregon Legislature in June outlining how the new administrive rules will be phased in over the next several years.  The rules are the result of House Bill 2134, which passed with strong bipartisan support in 2013 and signed into law by Governor Kitzhaber.

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