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A toolkit for collecting race, ethnicity, and primary language information from patients.
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Collecting the Data - The Nuts and Bolts

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Hospitals, Clinics, Group Practices

We recommend that this information be collected at the time of patient registration for hospitals, clinics, and medical group practices. This information can be collected face-to-face or over the telephone.

Health Plans

For health plans and insurers, we recommend that this information be collected at the time of enrollment, if possible. We realize that this may pose a challenge as some employers prohibit asking this information of their employees. America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) has developed a toolkit, "Tools to Address Disparities in Health: Data as Building Blocks for Change—A Data Collection Toolkit for Health Insurance Plans/Health Care Organizations (PDF)."

Look to the blue Links column to the right for helpful resources.





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