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Health Equity: Everyone Counts - The Need for Disaggregated Data on Marginalized or Excluded Racial/Ethnic Groups

May 31, 2022

When data are unavailable for a marginalized racial/ethnic group, their needs are rendered invisible when policies are made, resources are allocated, and programs are designed and implemented.Regardless of intentions, the ways in which data are collected, analyzed, and reported may have inequitable consequences. The effects of policies that make data unavailable on excluded or marginalized groups can put those populations at further disadvantage that may reflect systemic racism.This report, produced in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco, should be relevant to those planning, conducting, or funding ethnic/racial data collection, analysis, and/ or reporting, for both federally and privately funded data, in all sectors, not only health.